Goodwill job training courses begin Jan. 4

The Bellingham Business Journal

Bellingham Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center, located in Sunset Square Shopping Center at 1115 E. Sunset Drive, Suite 105, is now registering people for free classes in the eight-week session that runs from Jan. 4 through Feb. 25, 2010. These courses teach people with significant barriers to employment valuable skills needed to find and keep jobs.

Classes fill up fast, and sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis, so contact the center soon to reserve a spot.

The center will offer the following classes:

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Basic and intermediate courses in English will be offered, as well as a course to help immigrants get United States citizenship.
  • Computer Basics: Introductory course for people with very little or no computer experience and includes information on Windows, basic Word and Excel documents, files and folders, the Internet and e-mail.
  • GED preparation classes
  • Customer Service: This course covers basic communication and customer service skills needed for retail or office jobs. Includes instruction on basic cash handling, but this is NOT a cashiering class.
  • Career Building Assistance: Time with Goodwill instructors for help with career-related activities including conducting a job search, writing a resume and cover letter, interviewing and more.

For class availability and enrollment information, please contact the center at (360) 738-0483.


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