One of our nonprofit partners, Goodwill, recently received Community Investment funding to help support their efforts to provide reliable and consistent employment opportunities which offer crucial skills and training for individuals entering the workforce. Twenty-seven-year-old Wade Peters is a prime example of Goodwill’s ability to teach job readiness skills and provide in-depth workforce training with a coach. Peters had no previous experience and he lacked confidence to take the next step to become more independent.
“I needed to get more confident with my skills,” said Peters, who credits the job placement he had sorting and shipping with helping him to land a fulltime job working in E-commerce for Goodwill Industries of the Greater Chattanooga Area. “I would not have been able to do this if I hadn’t taken that first step.”
While not all clients end up with jobs at Goodwill like Peters, most benefit from Goodwill’s ability to provide supervised job coaching that helps them to gain valuable experience, new skills, a letter of recommendation, and help writing a resume and preparing for interviews.
To read more success stories and learn about the impact made in the Greater Chattanooga community, see our impact report.