Goodwill program offers skills training and a paycheck

Posted at 9:00 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 20:22:23-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- Inside each of Goodwill's 27 stores, job training is a job of its own.

People who go through Goodwill's work skills training program learn skills ranging from pricing, merchandising, customer service, digital skills, or cashier training. Vickie Basar, manager of business and partnership development, said the training targets those who may have barriers to employment. Goodwill helps them create an employment plan and goal, build skills, and get some experience on a resume.

“We partner with local agencies to create individual, customized job training programs that focus on building their skills and confidence so they can be successful in the workplace," Basar said.

The numbers show that it works. Basar said 83% of people who go through the skills training program are then able to find and maintain employment.

“It’s the best feeling ever to be able to wake up and have a job, be a part of a person’s life making that difference in that individual’s life and helping them to achieve their highest potential," she said. "It’s just the greatest feeling to see that person succeed and be successful.”

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