Workforce Development

Goodwill provides a variety of programs and specialized services that assess and identify an individual’s abilities, job readiness skills and training needs, while offering individual assistance from Goodwill team members. Participation is based on referrals from partner agencies, such as Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and the Veterans Administration. These programs are designed for those who desire employment and would benefit from additional skills to be successful on the job.

Vocational Assessment & Evaluation Services provides individualized services to determine vocational strengths and identify interests, work behaviors, training needs and suitable areas of employment. This individualized approach allows program participants to achieve their vocational goals.

Work Adjustment provides individualized assessments and training designed to assist individuals in developing appropriate work attitudes, work behaviors and work characteristics, and to understand the demands of work. Participants’ skills increase through training in facility-based and community-based business enterprises. Upon completion, an individual is prepared to enter competitive employment.

Job Development Services provides assessment, career planning, job development and job matching, placement assistance, and on-the-job training through retention services. Services are provided by trained vocational coaching specialists who assist both employees and employers during training and provide ongoing support. Training is also available and covers topics such as attendance and punctuality, social interactions, ability to follow directions, flexibility, work speed and work quality.