Job Training and Workforce Development

Assessment Services

Assessment involves testing and evaluation of academic and cognitive skills, abilities and aptitudes, and career interest surveys that assist individuals in making appropriate decisions about pursuing their employment and/or training goals. 

Employment Skills Training

For employment and/or employment advancement, Employment Skills Training spans across several high demand industries and occupations including housekeeping, food-service, customer service, computer skills, retail, healthcare, manufacturing and clerical occupations. Externships, job coaching, and case management services are also available to clients participating in training.

Job Readiness Workplace Training

Through classroom, workshop and presentation activities, Job Readiness Workplace Training assists clients in each step toward employment – preparing for employment, transitioning to employment, retaining employment and advancing in their careers. 

Job Placement Assistance

Job Placement Assistance is available through direct referral to the employer, job fairs, targeted job fairs for program participants, collaboration with Goodwill Employer Services and other partnering agencies and employment networks.

Transition Services

Transition Services provide innovative services in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties for high school youth with disabilities age 16-22.  Project SEARCH is one of Goodwill’s Transition Services which provides total immersion in a business setting with a seamless combination of job skills instruction, career exploration and on-the-job training and support.

Work Experience and Community Service Activities

These activities help clients learn the skills and abilities necessary to obtain employment and/or to apply learned skills to work experience to improve employability prior to placement. Job coaching, mentoring and case management are provided throughout these services.

Post-Employment Follow-up

Services include case management, job coaching and career advancement coaching that assist clients toward employment retention, progression, and advancement opportunities.