Goodwill Employment Training Center (GETC)

GETC 2014-2015 Catalog

We offer two Diploma Programs:       

  • Administrative Office Skills  - Graduates can expect to find entry-level receptionist, secretarial, data entry and clerical positions in a variety of settings including educational institutions, large corporations, small businesses, financial and legal institutions, health care facilities, and customer service centers.
  • Health Care Office Skills - Graduates can expect to find entry-level receptionist, data entry, secretarial, clerical, admissions, and medical transcription positions in medical settings including hospitals, physician’s offices, long-term health care facilities, medical labs, insurance companies, and outpatient clinics.  

Admissions 

  • Next program start date is April 4, 2014 with Orientation held on April 1 and 2.
  • Future start dates are August 18, 2014 with Orientation held on August 14 and 15; October 23, 2014 with Orientation held on October 21 and 22.

GETC Alumni and Job Leads  

  • Let us know if you are employed or check out job leads that are updated weekly.

History

Goodwill Employment Training Center (GETC) is a business unit of Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania. In 1996, Goodwill Employment Training Center received its private school license from the Pennsylvania Department of Education State Board of Private Licensed Schools and began operations.

Mission

We prepare our students to successfully enter the contemporary world of work through quality vocational educational programs.

Educational Philosophy and Objectives

We believe that quality education based on current industry practices and positive support are important aspects of the learning experience. Each student is provided with a learning environment which is designed to provide intensive, hands-on opportunities to achieve the skill levels necessary to acquire employment in their chosen area of study. In addition, each student is provided with a strong orientation to professionalism and the pursuit of lifelong learning in order to enhance their future career development. Student outcomes and achievements are reviewed regularly to assist in the determination of institutional assessment and goals for improvement.

Faculty and Staff

Administration

Michael J. Smith
President/CEO

Patricia L. Trainer
Chief Operating Officer/Compliance Officer

Ella Holsinger
Vice President, Human Services

Judy Martier
Director of Education, Assessment and Training

Lorretta D. Reed
Assistant Director, GETC

Faculty

Michael Clarke
Administrative Office Skills Instructor

Judith Oreski
Health Care Office Skills Instructor