Goodwill of the Heartland offers a wide variety of training services geared towards finding meaningful employment. Here is a summary of our current programs:
Occupational Skills Training
Our Occupational Skills Training program provides the preparation needed to work in either the retail or healthcare professions. These 8 week classes provide a mix of classroom and hands-on training for participants.
Want more information about our job training programs? Contact us.
Retail Certification Training
Are you interested in learning more about the Retail industry while getting paid work experience? Our Retail
Certification Training program is a 7-week program that combines classroom training with 15 hours a week paid work experience in one of our Goodwill Stores. At the end of the seven weeks you will be prepared to take the National Retail Federation exam in order to earn the nationally recognized certification in Customer Service and Sales. For more information contact us.
We offer a variety of services to Youth to help prepare them for the world of work.
Career Connections is a partnership with area high schools that provides a transitional year to high school students, preparing them to enter the work force.
Career Connections staff work with students to help them obtain jobs that match their career goals and visions. Staff work with students in community settings to:
- Participate in job shadows and short-term job tryouts to help students refine their career plans.
- Participate in extended job internships and paid work experiences that enhance their resume and may lead to a job the student keeps.
- Receive job training and other supports.
Obtain a job that matches their interests and goals.
Making the Grade
Working with selected High Schools and in partnership with Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation, this program helps youth learn about the world of work and find work opportunities.
Summer Youth Internships
Through a partnership with the Department of Transportation, we offer paid summer work-experience for disadvantaged youth.
Want more information?
In Cedar Rapids, contact Shannon Jamison at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 739-5011
In Iowa City, contact Carmen Heck at email@example.com or (319) 248-4623
In Quad Cities or Clinton, contact Paulette-Risden Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org or (563) 484.3707
In Muscatine or Burlington, contact Amy Winslow at email@example.com or (319) 248.4651