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Lives changed: Celebrating employment

December 19, 2011

By now, you know that by supporting Goodwill – whether that’s through volunteering, shopping, donating, or contributing financially – you help change lives. Today, we want to introduce you to a few of the people who are benefiting from your support.

Goodwill employment skills training participants celebrate with their job coach, David

Last week, Goodwill staff and volunteers put on their finest Christmas attire, polished up their singing voices and rolled up their sleeves to serve, recognize, and celebrate participants in the employment skills training (EST) program for achieving and sustaining employment.

This annual celebration recognizes past and present participants for their hard work and achievements. Several employers attended the event to support their co-workers and employees. Kristy, who works with participant Melvin at The Pizza Peel, came on behalf of the store manager to express the restaurant’s pride in Melvin for the hard work he does. “He’s always on time,” said Kristy. “He does what is asked and has been a great part of our team for a year.”

Melvin, who is employed at Pizza Peel, accepts his award

Goodwill’s vocational coaching services program provides assessment, career planning, job development, job matching and placement assistance through on-the-job training. Services are provided by trained vocational coaching specialists who assist both employees and employers during training and by providing ongoing support.

By supporting Goodwill, you helped change Melvin’s life.

For more information on Goodwill’s Employment Skills Training program, please call 704-332-0298. To support Goodwill, shop at one of our 20 area retail stores, donate, or make a contribution today.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2011 6:10 am

    Employment support services are a must in this climate and I feel they do a very good job in supporting people by offering them skills and experience which will be invaluable to people who are looking to get back into work or climb the career ladder.

    Cannot speak highly of such programmes as they have definitley helped me in the past.

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