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Are you ready to get a better job and advance your career?

Learn digital skills at Goodwill® and start on your path to a brighter future — all at no cost to you. We offer basic skills sessions from learning to navigate the internet to high-level programing courses like Microsoft Azure. Each lesson is developed to start you on a pathway to a better future.

Update or refresh your digital skills – our courses prepare job seekers for employment in today’s ever-changing work environment. Our process starts with assessing digital skills, technology needs and career goals. Based on the results of this Digital Skills Program Assessment, eligible job seekers will be enrolled into the training level and subject that best fits the job seeker’s strengths and career goals. The course is offered remotely and instruction is done through an online classroom environment. As a benefit, we have knowledgeable staff that can refer job seekers to other digital learning opportunities in the community.

Goodwill’s Digital Skills Program Includes:

  • Individualized assistance with instructors in a virtual classroom setting
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Earn a certificate with each passed lesson
  • Earn additional access to other Goodwill services like Personal Finances and basic job skills training through Goodwill’s CRED (Career Readiness Education & Development)  program

Eligibility

  • Age 18 or older
  • Internet connected device – we offer technology loans to eligible participants on a first-come first-serve basis as supplies are available.

How It Works:

Step 1 Program Assessment

  • Digital skills
  • Technology Needs (devices, capacity, internet/connectivity)
  • Career and Training Goals

Step 2 Attend an orientation

  • All participants will be assigned training and a Success Coach. The Success Coach will assist the participant through our training process.

Step 3 Begin virtual lessons based on your skill level

  • All training participants are required to complete weekly course work, attend a weekly Instructional Session and check-in with their Success Coach.

Courses & Content

Basic Level

Combination live classroom (virtual or in-person) training and self-paced learning that includes basic computer components, typing, internet basics, emailing, Microsoft Word and LinkedIn Learning Computer Literacy Certification.

 

Intermediate Level (in development)

Combination live classroom (virtual or in-person) training and self-paced learning that includes intermediate Microsoft Suite Word, Excel, Outlook, and Google basics.

 

Advanced Level 

Combination live classroom (virtual or in-person) training and self-paced learning that includes advanced Word, Excel, Outlook, and Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.

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 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.”

Participant Commitment

2-4 weeks
15 hours a week

6-8 weeks
10 hours a week

6+ weeks
10 hours a week

Register

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We are offering rolling enrollment.

TO REGISTER:
Text: “DWOC Connect”  To: 565-12
or
Click: Register 


For additional information mail:
careerhub@goodwillwa.org or call the message line 253.573.6508

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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