It was exclusively for people with developmental disabilities.
Frederick, Md (KM) If you need help finding a job this year, you can receive free assistance from Goodwill Industries of the Monocacy Valley, which serves both Frederick and Carroll Counties. Amy Lyons, Director of Mission Services, says the Goodwill helps anyone looking for a job. “Our job seekers might be unemployed, employed, just looking to upskill into better employment, or just better themselves through education,”: she says.
Goodwill Industries of the Monocacy Valley provides free career coaching, computer literacy workshops, skills training and employment resources. In addition, Lyons says, Goodwill also has “essential soft skills training, financial literacy and computer basics. All three of those training you can receive certification that can go on your resume.”
That’s in addition to resume writing and how to conduct yourself at a job interview.
For those whose career plans require specialized training, Lyons says Goodwill can hook up you with other resources. “Whether that be working with Frederick County Workforce Services, working with FCC or any other local colleges in the area, we will absolutely make sure we connect any job seeker to other training resources and other community resources they need to be successful in their own career,” she says.
“Last year,” says Lyons,” we provided 13,089 employment services to almost 500 people right here in Frederick and Carroll Counties. And we had 90 job seekers earn credentials through our digital literacy and our financial literacy and our essential soft skills program.”
The Goodwill of Monocacy Valley says the goal is to connect individuals to employment training and opportunities to get them out of low paying, minimum wage jobs to positions that pay a salary which can support families.
Anyone who is interested in finding out more can visit the Goodwill of Monocacy Valley at 1750 Monocacy Boulevard, Suite B, Frederick, Md, 21701. The hours are from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. They can also go on line to MyCareerAdvisory.;com.
By Kevin McManus