NORPAC On-The-Job Training Program

Temporarily closed to new students

About the Course

The North Pacific Paper Company (NORPAC) On-The-Job Training Program is designed to create access to in-demand employment opportunities in the manufacturing industry, build local leaders, and enhance youth employ-ability through real-world work experience.

Training is offered through Goodwill’s Youth Program, serving ages 18 – 24 year olds who show the drive and desire to gain the skills needed to succeed in the growing industrial sector. A high school diploma or GED is not required, however, the program provides opportunities to earn a GED while training.

Students receive up to 6 months of hands-on, on-the job training with placements in various departments.  They also receive supported case management through Goodwill and performance evaluations along with bi-weekly professional development workshops.  This is a full-time, paid training program.

This program is only available through the Longview Work Opportunity Center.

What Do You Cover?

  • Program participants are cross-trained in various roles within NORPAC’s mill: packaging, shipping, lab and warehouse departments
  • Goodwill’s Life and Work-Readiness Training
  • GED obtainment assistance
  • Driver’s license study
  • Financial literacy


  • Average wages earned after graduating the program: $19.21
  • 98% of internships ended in employment or post-secondary education
  • 53% of interns secured employment with NORPAC


  • Industry Safety
  • Mobile Equipment

Am I Eligible?

  • Must be ages 18-24
  • Able to pass a drug screen
  • Able to stand for 8-12 hours

PLEASE NOTE: This program is only available in Longview, WA

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Success Story

Deborah Coley

Two years ago, Deborah was homeless, battling drug addiction and had lost custody of her children. Then she found Goodwill’s Culinary Training program. With the determination to change her life and the support of Goodwill staff, Deborah not only excelled in the program but was able to get sober find employment and get her kids back.