Goodwill Southeast Georgia Celebrates First Hospitality Certification Program Graduation

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill Southeast Georgia is pleased to announce the graduation of their first hospitality certification program students. The graduation took place on Friday, March 3rd and celebrated sixteen students at the Moses Jackson Community Center in Savannah.

Goodwill commenced the Hospitality Works! Certification Program in January of this year. The six-week program includes coursework from the American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute (AHLEI), providing a strong hospitality foundation that covers all facets of the industry. Goodwill is providing the Hospitality Works! Certification Program to the community for free. “I have never witnessed a more cohesive, engaged group of individuals that displayed their enthusiasm on a daily basis—-“, states Jennifer Tucker, Senior Director of Workforce Development. Goodwill is expecting to graduate 90 students from its program this year. ”Goodwill is grateful for the opportunity to cultivate better prepared job seekers with demonstrated work ethic and leadership skills needed to succeed. “

The next Hospitality Works! Certification Program starts May 3, 2017. For more information on the program or to pre-register, visit the Goodwill Job Connection Center at 7220 Sallie Mood Drive Savannah, GA. 31406 or call 912-354-6611 Monday through Friday.

Goodwill Southeast Inc. is a highly diversified 501© (3) social enterprise that funds job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items. Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. operates 16 stores and five Career Centers in 33 Georgia and South Carolina counties. Goodwill also builds revenue and creates jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services including custodial, grounds keeping, staffing services, packaging and assembly and fabrication. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit Find us on Facebook at Goodwill Southeast Georgia or follow us on Twitter at @GoodwillSEGA.

Cynthia Barnes
Senior Director of Community Engagement
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire