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Goodwill South Florida Launches Paid Training Program

Preference will be given to people with qualifying disabilities in South Florida

MIAMI (June 26, 2018) – Goodwill South Florida announces a paid training program to fill more than 125 available jobs in Miami. Preference will be given to trainees with qualifying disabilities. 

The program will focus on learning new skills and maximizing abilities. The trainees will attend up to six weeks of training to become sewing operators at Goodwill South Florida’s apparel manufacturing division (2121 NW 21st St., Miami, FL 33142). They will receive a stipend as they successfully pass sewing tests. The classes are six hours a day Monday through Thursday.

“We are excited about introducing this new paid training program for people with disabilities and other barriers to work,” said David Landsberg, president, and CEO of Goodwill South Florida. “It is just another way to show how serious we are about providing not just a job, but more importantly, hope and opportunity to a population that is often marginalized.”

After completing the training program and passing a sewing test, each trainee will be placed in a job sewing military uniforms for the United States Armed Forces.

To ensure success, once trainees are placed in jobs, they will continue to receive training, support, and guidance by Goodwill South Florida trainers to increase their productivity and improve skills.  

Goodwill South Florida is one of the most cost-effective nonprofits in the U.S. with 96 percent of its budget going directly to programs like these aimed at people with disabilities and other barriers to work.

For more information about the training program please call 305.326.4226.
 

ABOUT GOODWILL SOUTH FLORIDA

Goodwill South Florida, serving Miami, Broward, and Monroe counties,  is a top 20 employer in South Florida. The non-profit’s mission is training, employment and job placement for people with disabilities and other barriers to work, helping individuals increase productivity and achieve greater independence. The agency provides disability services to 6,400 South Floridians.

Goodwill engages in a unique social entrepreneurism model that funds mission services and employment for over 3,100 persons.  Although most known for its Goodwill donation centers and retail stores, the organization’s other entrepreneurial businesses include Apparel Manufacturing, Custodial Services, and Commercial Laundry Services, which train and employ a large number of people while providing mission funding. Goodwill South Florida is one of the most cost-effective non-profits in the U.S. with 96 percent of its budget going directly to programs that are aimed at people with disabilities and other barriers to work.

For more information, please visit goodwillsouthflorida.org or visit us on Facebook/GoodwillSFL or Twitter at @goodwillSFL

 

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