Workforce Development

With a diverse menu of programs and strong collaborative partners, Goodwill’s Department of Workforce Development empowers people with disabilities, transitioning U.S. veterans, returning citizens, older workers, at-risk youth, and others with employment barriers to recognize their potential, develop new skills, and achieve their vocational goals.

Our team of experienced professionals works one-on-one with individuals to identify their unique set of employment challenges and build a personalized, holistic career development path to success.

Although a referral is required for participation in most of our programs, we offer additional resources and support to assist all job-seekers who wish to maximize their potential and pursue their career advancement opportunities.

Learn more about our programs and services by contacting Carrie Edwards: cedwards@goodwillworks.org  


AbilityOne

Goodwill’s AbilityOne program offers career development services to people with significant documented disabilities who need specific support and accommodations to maintain meaningful employment. AbilityOne participants benefit from valuable on-the-job training and gaining real-world work experience while earning a competitive wage. 

Contracts established through Good Vocations provide hands-on work experience opportunities for AbilityOne participants.


Promoting Safe & Stable Families

TakeCharge Program

Service Area includes: Baldwin County

Goodwill’s TakeCharge program provides families with resources that offer support to promote safe and stable families to thrive as they advance toward independence and self-sufficiency.

TakeCharge offers participants parenting skills training; family counseling and coaching; educational counseling; family support and assessments; career planning; placement assistance; and other resources and support as needed.

Services are provided in partnership with the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services Baldwin county office.


Senior Community Service Employment Program

Service Areas include: Aiken and Barnwell, South Carolina

Goodwill’s SCSEP program, funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act, fosters and promotes job training and placement, community service assignments and educational resources specific to the needs of local residents age 55 and older.

The SCSEP program assist senior participants in the development of their abilities and aptitudes valued in today’s labor force, find meaningful work, and achieve economic self-sufficiency.


SNAP2WORK

Service Area includes: Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield and McCormick, South Carolina

In collaboration with the federal Food and Nutrition Service and the South Carolina Department of Social Services, Goodwill offers career development and workforce training for SNAP-eligible participants 18 and older.

While enrolled in the program, participants have access to multiple training opportunities and guided in developing an individual career plan. Participants of the program receive job placement resources, services and assistance to obtain and retain meaningful employment.


Station of Hope and Reentry Services

Augusta-Richmond County Station of Hope location: 3120 Peach Orchard Road

Macon-Bibb County Station of Hope location:  240 Broadway

Goodwill’s Helms Career Center at Broadway and South Augusta Job Connection at Peach Orchard Road locations have both been designated a Station of Hope location by the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (GDCS).

Georgia’s Stations of Hope are a statewide network of faith-based organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies united by a collective covenant to provide support, understanding and address the challenges faced by those imprisoned and those integrating back into the community.  

Returning citizens and individuals with a criminal background may visit these locations for holistic core services including: job search, application assistance, resume and interviewing skills.


Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) and Veteran Services

SSVF services are available to residents of Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia.

The SSVF program provides a range of supportive services to eligible military veterans and their families. The CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc. in partnership with Augusta Warrior Project and Goodwill promotes successful civilian transitions by connecting military families with community resources and assisting with permanent housing and job placement.

Goodwill’s Veteran Services is offered to any veteran seeking additional information in gaining successful civilian employment.  Veterans seeking services may contact us for details on how to receive holistic core services including: job search, application assistance, resume and interviewing skills. Services are available to all Veterans.


Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Goodwill is committed to providing as many avenues as possible for people with disabilities to receive services that will enable them to achieve independence and gain meaningful employment.

In partnership with the state of Georgia’s Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, Goodwill offers a diversity of resources tailored expressly to meet the participant’s individual needs, which may include career exploration; coaching; job readiness skills training; work based learning experiences and other career development opportunities.

To learn more about eligibility requirements for Georgia's Vocational Rehabilitation program through Goodwill services, click here, or contact:

Workforce Development Program Services Manager

Suzette Dance
sdance@goodwillworks.org

(478) 278-4747