At the Goodwill Tech Academy, we believe that everyone should have access to the technology skills they need to meaningfully participate in their careers, communities, and personal lives. We do this by seeing the potential in each of our learners to achieve their personal and professional goals. We also adapt our trainings to meet the needs of the individual learner regardless of their experience with computers and tech.

Whether you’re interested in learning how to turn on your computer or change careers into the fast-growing tech field, the Goodwill Tech Academy is here to provide expert guidance in navigating the digital landscape. 

How To Enroll:

We have a variety of FREE training options to support you whether you are looking to learn new computer skills or just need a refresher. To sign up for one of our webinar workshops, click on the button below. For all other programs, contact our Welcome Center at 1-877-499-3526 or welcome@goodwillswpa.org.

Upcoming Classes and Registration

Tech Academy Pathways:

Unsure where to begin improving your computer skills? Check out the pathways below for recommendations on what programs and services may be the best fit for you.

  • Introductory Learners:
    • If you find yourself intimidated at the thought of using a computer, we recommend beginning with our seven-week Basic Computer Course. You’ll learn how to use a mouse efficiently, recognize different devices and their parts, navigate an operating system, communicate by email, and more. Once you have completed this course, you will then be set to jump into our recurring webinar workshops or pursue one of our individualized tracks.
  • Everyday Users:
    • If you find yourself on a computer regularly but want to become more proficient at the software and tools used in the workplace, check out our recurring webinar series. Discover the tools available in the highly popular Microsoft and Google productivity suites. Also, consider joining us for one of our specialty webinars on topics such as Budgeting with Excel, Planning with Google Calendar, and Introduction to PivotTables.
  • Tech Enthusiasts:
    • If you want to break into the tech industry but aren’t sure where to begin, consider our CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ eight-week training program. During this course, learn the foundations of areas such as hardware, software, and security, and discover what career paths may interest you.

Additional Resources:

In our quest to make technology accessible and inclusive for our communities, we help individuals navigate the many resources available for those looking for affordable internet access, free or low-cost devices, training opportunities, and more. For more information about the resources available to you, please contact our Welcome Center at 1-877-499-3526 or welcome@goodwillswpa.org.

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