Goodwill Employment Training Center (GETC)

GETC 2015-2016 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.


Click here to visit the Admissions page.

  • Upcoming start date is January 13 with orientation on January 11 and 12, 2016.

Download Applications 2015-2016

Please send completed applications to:

Attn: Lorretta Reed, Director, GETC
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Robert S. Foltz Building
118 52nd Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15201

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GETC Alumni and Job Leads

Let us know if you are employed or check out job leads that are updated weekly! Click here to visit the GETC Alumni and Job Leads page.


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.


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


Michael J. Smith

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
Director, GETC


Michael Clarke
Administrative Office Skills Instructor

Susan Hillard
Health Care Office Skills Instructor