CONTACT: David J. Tobiczyk, Vice President, Marketing & Development, 412-632-1942 or david.tobiczyk@goodwillswpa.org

Pittsburgh, PA, February 4, 2015 – Goodwill of Southwestern PA and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Lawrenceville, will partner to provide free computer classes to area residents in need.  The first of classes will take place on Thursday, March 12 and Thursday, March 26, from 6pm to 8pm, at Goodwill’s Workforce Development Center (WDC) in Lawrenceville, 118 52nd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. 

“Goodwill is very pleased to work with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Lawrenceville to offer these free computer classes,” said Jaime Tracktenberg, Goodwill’s Program Manager for Assessment and Training. “These classes are a great opportunity for those looking to add new skills to their resume or those simply wanting to brush up on their current skills.”  

Classes will be taught by experienced instructors from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Lawrenceville using Goodwill’s computer training curriculum.  Topics to be offered include social media, internet safety, Microsoft basics, and more. Free parking is available for participants at Goodwill’s WDC, which is also easily accessed by the 91A Port Authority Transit Bus Line. 

Goodwill and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh plan to team up for two Thursday evening classes per month in the future, based on the demand from the public.  Additional class dates will be posted on Goodwill’s website: www.goodwillswpa.org/calendar-of-events. 

For more information or to register for classes, contact Jaime Tracktenberg at 412-632-1842 or jaime.tracktenberg@goodwillswpa.org.

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About Goodwill SWPA 

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is a diversified human service agency that is supported, in part, by its network of retail stores and other nonprofit businesses. It serves all of southwestern Pennsylvania and manages several affiliate units and special-purpose entities, including Goodwill of Fayette County; Goodwill of North Central West Virginia; Goodwill Commercial Services, Inc.; and Goodwill Housing. Goodwill SWPA operates 31 retail stores and several other businesses to help fund programs and to provide job training and related services to help clients overcome various barriers to employment. It has over 1,100 employees and in 2013 provided services to over 53,000 individuals. 

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