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Goodwill expands community programming to serve Morgan County
Goodwill Industries of Denver is expanding its Adult Career Development Program to serve Morgan County. Goodwill is partnering with the Morgan County Department of Human Services to provide career and life skills classes to people transitioning off of government assistance.
Currently, Goodwill serves more than 2,600 adults annually through various programs including partnerships in Adams and Arapahoe Counties and via three Career Connection Center locations. Goodwill provides job training, job placement and financial assistance to help individuals get a job, get a better job and eventually find a meaningful career—eliminating the need for government assistance. In Morgan County, Goodwill will teach classes on topics such as communication, resume writing, basics in financial literacy and business etiquette and culture.
“We've been able to look at the Goodwill model in other counties and basically develop a program to fit the needs of a mid-sized county in Colorado,” says Steve Romero, Director of Morgan County Department of Human Services. “It is our hope that the clients that are selected for these classes will not only see their benefit, but will also go out and demonstrate what they have learned as they move closer towards self-sufficiency. This is a win, win, win project for our clients, Morgan County, and Goodwill.”
Goodwill Industries of Denver CEO Jesse Wolff says, “After joining the Fort Morgan community with the opening of a retail store last spring, now is the perfect time for Goodwill to expand our presence and serve Morgan County through our valuable job-readiness and career training services.”
Goodwill will begin teaching classes in Morgan County in late July. To learn more about Goodwill’s Adult Career Development Program, visit http://www.goodwilldenver.org/job-training.