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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certificate Program

About the Course

Designed for students to gain a technical grasp of cloud computing, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals combines short trainings, browser-based interactive coding and task-based achievements to help individuals advance their technical skills and prepare for certifications.

Goodwill’s eight-week training program prepares students to take the Microsoft Azure Certification exams. Instruction and exams are offered online and free of charge thanks to a generous grant from Microsoft.

Learn more about Microsoft’s Global Skills Initiative and how they are providing financial grants and technical support to nonprofit organizations, like Goodwill, to enable their skilling initiative for 5 million unemployed workers who need it most.

What Do You Cover?

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Data Analytics
  • Windows server
  • Azure terminology
  • Network operations
  • Cloud storage
  • Goodwill’s Career Readiness Education & Development (CRED)

Certifications

This course prepares student to take the following exams:

  • Azure Data
  • AI Fundamentals
  • Azure Fundamentals
  • Microsoft 365
  • Dynamics 365
  • Power Platform
  • Goodwill’s CRED Credential

Skills Learned

  • Create, modify and maintain digital tools, products and experiences
  • Build, maintain and manage systems
  • Build the protection for digital technologies from threats and vulnerabilities
  • Use data to analyze and solve problems in transformative ways

Eligibility

  • Age 16 or older
  • Internet connected device (assistance may be available)

Schedule

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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals is available online through Goodwill Connect – our new Digital Work Opportunity Center.

Students are assessed prior to enrollment and the Goodwill Vocational Team generates an Individualized Employment Plan based on each student’s unique interests and goals.

Registration ends Oct 12
Class begins Oct 26

To register: Text “DWOC Connect”  To: 565-12

IT Fundamentals Certificate Program

About the Course

Train for jobs in the Information Technology industry or enhance your computer knowledge. This new six-week training program prepares you for the CompTIA ITF Certification. The IT Fundamentals program helps professionals determine if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT. Instruction and exams are offered online. Upon certification, students will be qualified for a variety of positions with starting salaries up to $62,000 per year.

This program is offered free to Goodwill students thanks to a grant from Boeing, received through Goodwill’s Military & Veteran Services Program.  The program is open to any applicants, however Military Veterans, spouses and dependents will be given priority enrollment.

What Do You Cover?

  • Device security
  • Configure devices with PCs
  • Understand basic programming languages and coding concepts
  • Manage the software of an application
  • Setting up databases
  • Microsoft Office Word & Excel
  • Goodwill’s Career Readiness Education & Development (CRED)

Certifications

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+)
  • Goodwill’s CRED Credential

Skills Learned

  • Demonstrate basic Computer and IT
    literacy
  • Identify, compare and contrast common
    programs, applications and operating
    systems
  • Recognize various computer hardware
    components and peripheral devices
  • Understand basic network designs, sharing and storage, and wireless vs wired
    connections

Schedule

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IT Fundamentals is available online through Goodwill Connect – our new Digital Work Opportunity Center.

Students are assessed prior to enrollment and the Goodwill Vocational Team generates an Individualized Employment Plan based on each student’s unique interests and goals.

Registration ends July 26
Class begins Aug 3

To register: Text “DWOC Register”  To: 565-12

PC Technician A+ Certificate Program

About the Course

Train for jobs in the Information Technology industry. This new 18-week training program prepares you for the CompTIA A+ Certification. With this certification, IT professionals are able to identify, use and connect hardware components and devices, install and support Windows OS including command line and client support, and much more! Students will be able to perform duties of a PC Technician, Technology Specialist, and various jobs throughout the Information Technology sector. Instruction and exams are offered online. . Upon certification, students will be qualified for a variety of positions with starting salaries up to $80,000 per year.

This program is offered free to Goodwill students thanks to a grant from Boeing, received through Goodwill’s Military & Veteran Services Program.  The program is open to any applicants, however Military Veterans, spouses and dependents will be given priority enrollment.

What Do You Cover?

  • Installation
  • PC building
  • System upgrades
  • Repair
  • System configuration
  • Troubleshooting
  • Problem diagnosis
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Goodwill’s Career Readiness Education & Development (CRED)

Skills Learned

  • Networking, and IT security
  • Understand operating system (OS)
    functionality and troubleshooting
    methodology
  • Identify hardware, peripheral, networking,
    and security components
  • Know how to perform proper computer safety procedures and best practices
  • Install, configure, upgrade and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS, and SOHO networks

Certifications

  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • Goodwill’s CRED Credential

Sample Jobs You'll Be Ready For

  • Help Desk Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Associate Network Engineer
  • System Support Specialist
  • Data Support Technician

Eligibility

  • Enrollment priority given to Military Veterans, spouses and dependents
  • Age 16 or older
  • Intermediate computer knowledge (qualifying tests may be given)
  • Internet connected device (assistance may be available)

Schedule

Goodwill Connect logo

PC Technician is available online through Goodwill Connect – our new Digital Work Opportunity Center.

Students are assessed prior to enrollment and the Goodwill Vocational Team generates an Individualized Employment Plan based on each student’s unique interests and goals.

Class Dates:

Oct 5 – register by Sept 24
*NOTE new class start date

To register: Text “DWOC Connect”  To: 565-12

Computer Skills Program

This program temporarily closed.

About the Course

Update or refresh your computer skills with Goodwill’s Computer Skills Training program. Our intermediate-level 12-week course prepares students for employment in today’s high-tech office environment. Learn to communicate via email, set up schedules, and create spreadsheets or general word processing documents. We provide a small student-to-instructor ratio and tailor the program to meet the student’s needs and career goals. Training is held in a computer lab that replicates a typical office setting.

What Do You Cover?

  • A 12-week training program
  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Microsoft Outlook 365
  • Introduction to cloud-based file management (OneDrive)
  • Career Readiness & Development

Certifications

  • Microsoft Office Specialist Word
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel
  • Goodwill’s CRED Credential

Additional Information

For students with disabilities, adaptive workstations are available including sit/stand stations, adaptive or ergonomic keyboards and mouse options.  Assisting software programs including JAWS Screen Reader, Zoom Text Screen Enlargement and Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice Recognition are also available for students.

Certification is provided to students successfully completing required lessons and satisfactorily passing required tests.

Schedule

Tacoma – 12 Weeks

9:00am – 12:00pm

Monday-Friday

Longview – TBD

Tacoma

Milgard Work Opportunity Center
714 South 27th St.
Tacoma, WA
(253) 573-6564

Longview

Work Opportunity Center
1030 15th Ave
Longview, WA
(360) 501-8340

Requirements: Age 18 or older, high school diploma or GED, must pass a basic computer skills assesment.

Attend an Information Session

2nd & 4th Thursday of every month

1:00pm – Drop-ins welcome

 

3rd Floor of Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center

714 S. 27th St., Tacoma, WA

Jaci success story

Success Story

Jaci Sweet

Jaci Sweet loved her job in the home health nursing field but was ultimately let go because the position demanded technical competencies that she did not possess. “I didn’t have the computer skills I needed to work behind a desk and do the managerial side of the position.”

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