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Graduation day at Goodwill

April 15, 2011

This morning, 88 newly-minted graduates of our Occupational Skills Training program accepted their certificates in a ceremony at the Carole A. Hoefener Center in Uptown Charlotte.

The new grads successfully completed our Banking & Customer Service, Hospitality & Tourism, or Construction & Green Jobs training programs, receiving specialized training in their chosen fields along with interviewing skills and the confidence that they have what it takes to land a job.

It was a particularly special morning for Goodwill alumna Lisa Obeid. We shared Lisa’s story when she was a new graduate of our Banking & Customer Service program back in November. Since then, she got a job in her chosen field–customer service–and is loving it!

Today, though, Lisa was celebrating her son, Samir Alawi. After watching his mother graduate from Goodwill and land a great job, Samir decided to follow in her footsteps. This morning, he graduated from the Banking & Customer Service training program with his own certificate, and is on the hunt for a job of his own.

We are so proud of all of our graduates! Click here for more photos from this morning’s ceremony.

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