Funded by the Douglas County Commissioners Office (with Community-Based Juvenile Services Aid funding) in partnership with Goodwill Industries, the 12-week-long Youth employment Skills Training Program is aimed at getting 16-18 year-olds ready to work! Classes will be offered at two Goodwill locations (72nd and Ames and 72 and F streets).
Who benefits from this free Youth Employment Skills Training Program?
Youth, ages 16-18, who are working with Juvenile Probation, the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) or youth-serving community based organizations. Other referrals can include youth at risk for not completing high school, or who may not be planning on a post-secondary education. For a referral or more information, please have your school counselor, community agency case manager or probation officer contact Megan Sharpe with Goodwill Industries at 402.231.1901.
What do students do while enrolled in the programs?
Students have the opportunity to learn and gain soft skills for the workplace as instructed by Goodwill Industries Employment READY staff. Job readiness skills training, assistance with interviewing and applications, as well as identifying potential work locations, will be offered. Students who complete the program will leave with a resume, completed mock interviews with community employers, and increased knowledge of job readiness skills. During the program, students will be training on jobs within the Goodwill organization. Work areas may include custodial, production, and retail. In these job assignments, students perform the duties that would be expected of a permanent employee under the guidance of an on-site supervisor and the direction of Goodwill staff.
If you have any questions, please contact Megan Sharpe, career services coordinator with Goodwill Industries, at 402.231.1901 or [email protected]