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Pre-Employment & Job Placement Services

At Goodwill, it is our job to help individuals overcome barriers to getting and keeping good jobs. Our employment skills programming boils down to two key areas: Pre-employment Training and Job Placement Services.

Pre-Employment Services

Vocational Evaluation

Testing to help individuals decide which type of job is best for them based on skills and interests. Testing for vision-impaired individuals is also available.

Career Exploration

Utilizes current labor market information, interviewing, job shadowing, and site visits to identify realistic opportunities that match personal interests.

Work Adjustment

Provides work skills instruction through temporary jobs aimed at enhancing the individual’s potential to maintain employment in the community.

Situational Assessment

Provides assessment and on-site feedback regarding work skills aimed at identifying vocational goals to improve chances of securing and maintaining community employment.

Digital Skills Training

Teaches basic online and computer skills including general use, typing, Microsoft Office, and Google Applied Digital Skills.

It Certification

Individualized training providing participants with industry-recognized credentials for the IT industry.

Youth Transition Services

Provides school-aged youth with the skills necessary to transition to the world of work.

Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program

Employment skills training, work experience, and wrap-around support program for young adults looking to obtain community employment through a partnership with Ohio Means Jobs.

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Job Placement Services

Job Seeking Skills Training

Teaches résumé writing, application completion, and interviewing techniques.

Job Development

Assists in the full scope of employment-related needs, from job search to employment retention. This program can be tailored to ex-offenders.

Job Coaching Services

Provides a Job Coach to work side-by-side with individuals teaching job skills and appropriate work behaviors. Job Fairs – Goodwill hosts job fairs with area employers looking to hire.

Hiring Events

Goodwill hosts and partners to provide on-the-spot interviews for individuals looking to obtain employment.

Job Club

Provides ongoing motivation and group support while reinforcing and improving job-seeking skills.

Dream To Achieve

Long term, intensive case management program focused on helping achieve goals of employment and education.

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