Goodwill offers free training classes in retail, computers, and English

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

 Registration for Shoreline Goodwill’s FREE classes begins Oct. 4!

Shoreline Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center, located at 14500 15th Ave NE, will register people on October 4-15 for free classes in the eight-week session that runs from October 18 through December 9.

The center will continue to offer a variety of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes this session. These include basic and intermediate courses designed to accommodate a wide range of English skills. There will also be an ESOL Computers course to help people with limited English skills begin to acquire computer skills immediately.

Classes fill up fast, and sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The center will also offer the following classes:
  • Retail and Customer Service Training Program: This 10-week class teaches students skills necessary to get jobs in the retail and customer service sectors. It consists of eight weeks of class time with two weeks of on-the-job training at a Goodwill store.
  • Basic Computer Classes: Introductory courses for people with little or no computer experience.
    • Computer Basics
    • Word Processing
    • Spreadsheets
  • Career Building Assistance: Instructors can help people with job searches, resume and cover letter writing, interview practice and more.
For class availability and enrollment information, please call (206) 631-8460.

Shoreline Goodwill is part of Seattle Goodwill Industries, a private, nonprofit organization that has served the central and northern Puget Sound since 1923. It provides free job training and education programs and services that help low-income and underserved people obtain the skills they need to secure employment so they may achieve economic self-sufficiency. For more information about Goodwill programs, please call toll free at 1-877-GIVE4GOOD or visit the website.

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