Goodwill helps people gain professional skills

As our neighbors continue to navigate the pandemic and workforce fluidity, we are pleased to offer flexible alternatives to those who want to develop new professional skills or hone existing ones.

Through our partnership with MedCerts, and thanks to a State of Iowa investment via federal CARES Act funding, we offer courses and certifications free of charge to to Iowa residents.

It's a win-win opportunity recently highlighted by the Corridor Business Journal:

Certification photo - a Goodwill course instructor interacts with a student... In addition to funding tuition rates for the students via the grant money, Goodwill provides local support and a touchpoint for students who'd otherwise work exclusively online, says MedCerts National Director of Workforce Development Sandy Mead.

The program's overall flexibility lends itself to busy adults who must balance full-time jobs and providing for a family while adjusting to a career change.

"The main reason I enrolled in this program was to change my career, and I was keen to learn and polish my existing IT knowledge," said Muhammad Murad Siddiqui, a student who completed the IT Certification Program, was awarded the MedCerts School Certificate, and is looking to complete more certifications. "People are now looking at me as a professional in the field." ...

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