Training

Training

Goodwill of the Heartland offers a wide variety of training services geared towards finding meaningful employment. Here is a summary of our current programs:

Certification Programs

These programs prepare the participant to gain industry recognized credentials, while earning a wage.  Each certificate programs an Earn as You Learn program, consisting of classroom training and 15 hours of paid work experience in the industry.  The course is 7 weeks.

Hospitality Training

Goodwill offers training developed by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, designed to provide training that meets industry needs.  We offer certification training in the following specialties:

    • Front Desk Attendant
    • Breakfast Server
    • Guestroom Server
    • Restaurant Server
    • Customer Service Gold

Retail

Goodwill offers training developed by the National Retail Federation that provides training that meets industry standards.  We offer certificate training in the following specialties:

  • Customer Service and Sales

Industry Based

  • Walgreens – training developed with Walgreens to meet the industry standards for that business.  The training a Earn as you Learn program, consisting of a mix of classroom and paid training at Walgreens over an 8 week period.
  • Healthcare – training developed with Hiawatha Care Center to meet the industry standards for that business.  The training a Earn as you Learn program, consisting of a mix of classroom and paid training at Hiawatha Care Center over an 8 week period.
  • Light Manufacturing Training

Digital Skills Training

Goodwill offers computer skills assessments as well as training in internet safety, Microsoft Programs and Google programs.

Job Readiness Training

Goodwill utilizes the World of Work and Workin’ It Out curriculums to teach participants succeed in the workplace.  These trainings help participants to improve interpersonal workplace skills such as problem solving, handling conflict and accepting feedback.

Want more information?

In Cedar Rapids, contact Shannon Jamison at sjamison@goodwillheartland.org or (319) 739-5011

In Iowa City, contact Amy Winslow at awinslow@goodwillheartland.org or (319) 248-4651

In Quad Cities or Clinton, contact Paulette-Risden Rice at price@goodwillheartland.org or (563) 484.3707

In Muscatine or Burlington, contact Annette Remick at aremick@goodwillheartland.org or (319) 208-0291

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*ReStitch.com*

Phone: (866) 466-7881

*shopgoodwill.com*

Phone: (866) 466-7881

Bettendorf

Phone: (563) 484-3745

Burlington

Phone: (319) 208-0290

Cedar Rapids East

Phone: (319) 739-5055

Cedar Rapids South

Phone: (319) 739-5080

Cedar Rapids West

Phone: (319) 739-5044

Clinton

Phone: (563) 484-3744

Coralville

Phone: (319) 248-4729

Davenport

Phone: (563) 484-3732

Fairfield

Phone: (641) 472-7529

Geneseo

Phone: (563) 484-3765

Goodwill Reboot

Phone: (319) 248-4667

Iowa City

Phone: (319) 248-4705

Keokuk

Phone: (319) 524-2525

Marion

Phone: (319) 739-5045

Moline

Phone: (866) 466-7881

Muscatine

Phone: (563) 484-3731

Rock Island

Phone: (563) 484-3733

Washington

Phone: (563) 484-3747

Donation Bins

Cedar Rapids

City Carton Recycling

Cedar Rapids

Oakland Rd. Hy-Vee Gas

Cedar Rapids NE

Hy-Vee Edgewood Road

Cedar Rapids NE

Goodwill SKILLS Day Habilitation
Phone: (319) 377-4744

Cedar Rapids

Mt. Vernon Rd. Hy-Vee

Coralville

Quality Care Storage

CR East Store

Council St. NE

CR South Store

Mt. Vernon Rd.

Iowa City

Goodwill Center

Marion

Marion Goodwill

Marion

Hy-Vee Drugstore

Marion

Linn County Solid Waste

Marion

Eagle Ridge

Mount Vernon

Gary’s Foods

North Liberty

Quality Care Storage

Tiffin

Quality Care Storage

Service Centers

Burlington

Phone: (319) 208-0285

Cedar Rapids

Phone: (866) 466-7881

Clinton

Phone: (563) 484-3744

Iowa City

Phone: (866) 466-7881

Muscatine

Phone: (563) 263-2826

Quad Cities

Phone: (866) 466-7881

Career Centers

Keokuk

Phone: (319) 208-0292

Moline

Phone: (563) 484-3757

Muscatine

Phone: (563) 484-3766

Day Habilitation

Burlington

Phone: (319) 208-0288

Cedar Rapids

Phone: (319) 377-4744

Clinton

Phone: (563) 484-3708

Iowa City

Phone: (319) 248-1727

Quad Cities

Phone: (563) 484-3737