Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is currently seeking participants for its new IMPACT program. IMPACT prepares students for success in the workplace and provides real world work experience by offering two distinct training tracks, Job Search and Vocational Training.
Out-of-school students who are 17 to 24 years of age are eligible to participate, but a GED or high school diploma is not required.
Young adults considering college or starting a job search may choose the IMPACT Job Search track, which connects them with a premier job readiness curriculum, mobile case management, and assistance with resumes, mock interviews, and job search planning.
Young adults looking to go straight into a career but who need work experience may choose the IMPACT Vocational Training track, which offers training programs in environmental skills/housekeeping, retail skills, culinary arts, masonry, machinery, and materials handling. Students in the Vocational Training tract also receive assistance with obtaining their GED if they need it.
“Goodwill has an excellent track record of providing valuable and effective training programs for young people,” said Tiffanee Heywood, Assistant Director of YouthWorks at Goodwill. “Participants who join the IMPACT program will feel camaraderie with others in the program while they receive assistance to help them move into the world of work,”