Get Career Ready
Goodwill of Greater Washington provides programs and services for adult job seekers that remove barriers to success and bolster critical career readiness skills. We offer fast track curriculum of credential and non-credential training designed for employment in sustainable and high growth industries. Goodwill programs are offered at no cost to eligible applicants and made possible by revenue generated at our retail stores and generous financial support from public and private funding.
Our Success Is Your Success – We Want To Help You RISE
Weather you need to brush up on interpersonal skills or obtain a job-specific credential Goodwill helps you navigate the complexities of getting back into the workforce, As a program participant, you receive valuable coaching, support to remove barriers and the job readiness skills to achieve your employment goals. All programs include:
- Digital & Computer education
- Dressing for Success
- Financial Literacy
- Interviewing Preparation
- Job Search Strategies
- Resume Writing
- Placement Assistance
Job Training Programs
Click one of the job training programs for current information.
Energy & Construction Career Training
Gain the knowledge, skills and and core credentials with 10 weeks of blended virtual and in-person training. Paid training and no degree is required. Learn More >>
Medical Office Assistant
Our Medical Office Assistant training program will give you the skills needed to work in the healthcare industry in the DC area. Learn More >>
Learn the ins and outs of the Hospitality industry, while receiving the skills needed to work in entry-level DC area jobs. Learn More >>
Career Navigation Program
Enhance critical skills in just 12 days through the Goodwill of Greater Washington Career Navigation Program. This free program is delivered online, Monday through Friday from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. Learn More >>
Security & Protective Services
Our Security and Protective Services training program will give you the skills needed to work in the security industry in the DC area. Learn More >>
Frequently Asked Questions
Interested in taking a Goodwill Job Training program? Following are the top questions we receive.
Eligible applicants pay nothing. Thanks to generous financial support from funding partners, classes are provided at “no cost” to eligible individuals.
With the Goodwill model, students gain work-ready skills, employment plans, valuable credentials and direct access to hiring employers.
Yes, after a one year waiting period.
The first step in the process is to register for a mandatory Program Information Session to learn about the benefits, the eligibility criteria and the expectations required to successfully obtain employment. Held weekly, these sessions last approximately three hours and include paperwork, a reading comprehension assessment and a personal interview.
To participate, all applicants must first meet Goodwill’s basic eligibility requirements. Depending on the training class, eligibility requirements may vary. Program specific requirements can be found on the program web page and also during the program information session.
No. All programs are currently offered from 9am-2pm, Monday through Friday.
Because our programs are designed for employment preparation, a background screen is mandatory for all applicants. The results are used to determine best fit for occupations and for successful placement.
Access to some form of reliable transportation is mandatory; each student is responsible for his/her ability to arrive on time for classes each day, and to work if employment is successfully achieved.
No, however, we have tremendous hiring partners and are highly successful placing graduates who demonstrate determination and commitment.