What is RISE?

RISE (Re-entry through Industry Specific Education) is a FREE vocational program for students ages 17-24 offering job training in masonry, culinary and machinery.  Are you ages 17-24? Looking to start your career but don’t have a high school diploma or GED? Goodwill can help!
We offer several training programs that can be completed in as little as ten weeks and can be combined with GED classes and other opportunities.

What does RISE offer?

Culinary Arts Training: This program trains students in food handling, safety and sanitation and both high volume and a la carte production. Students graduate with ServSafe Managers certification.

Brick & Block Masonry and General Laboring Training: Training focuses on masonry and general laboring, including laying and binding building materials such as brick and concrete with mortar or other substances to repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.

Machinist Training: Training provides students with the skills to become a machine operator or entry-level machinist. Training includes hands-on experience in lathes, saws, drill presses, CNC machines and surfaces grinders.

Job Search Assistance: Get a state-issued certificate and start working in less than three months. Participants will complete YouthWorks’ premier job readiness curriculum, JumpStart Success and receive intensive case management.

What are the benefits of RISE?

RISE students receive the following benefits:

  • Help with transportation     
  • Employment Services    
  • Financial Literacy
  • Dedicated Case Worker
  • Monetary stipend upon completion

Who is eligible for RISE?

Eligibility may vary per program. Call for details.

  • Out-of-school (GED or high school deiploma not required)
  • WIOA eligible
  • Age 17 - 24

Service Availability:

Rolling admission and start dates through December.

Who to contact:

Tiffanee Heywood
Phone: 412-632-1742
Email: tiffanee.heywood@goodwillswpa.org




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