March 9th, 2020 – Registration is now open for Goodwill of the Heartland’s upcoming Hospitality Certification Training Program in Burlington, Iowa. This seven-week program is free and available to the public. The next session is scheduled for March 23rd through May 7th. Registration closes on Monday, March 16th and the course is limited to 10 participants. Participation requires a weekly time commitment of 20 hours.

The Hospitality Certification Training Program consists of weekly classroom training using the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute Curriculum, as well as paid training at partner hotels. The paid training teaches students skills in customer relations, front desk operations, guestroom care and restaurant service. Participants will also receive soft skills training developing interpersonal skills necessary for workplace success.

The course concludes with an industry recognized certification exam. The goal of this program is to equip participants with industry-required knowledge and skills, as well as a competitive edge when applying for jobs.

Through funding from the State of Iowa, Goodwill is able to make this program available at no cost to attendees. To apply, or for more information, contact Goodwill Program Director Annette Remick at (319) 208-0291, or by email at

About Goodwill of the Heartland

The mission of Goodwill of the Heartland is to advance the social and economic well-being of people who experience barriers to independence.  Goodwill offers life and job skill development, work experience, job placement assistance, day habilitation, supported community living, workforce services to employers and contract manufacturing, assembly and packaging. In 2019, Goodwill provided more than 20,000 services to people with barriers in its 19-county service area. For more information, including retail, donation and service locations, please visit or call toll free 1-866-466-7881.