Training and Career Services

Our Mission: Changing lives and communities through the power of work.



Goodwill believes in the power of work to change lives. A range of services are available to help people grow personally and professionally. Support and guidance are provided at no cost to individuals to help them achieve their career goals.


General services offered include:

  • Job placement assistance
  • Skills assessment
  • Employer connections
  • Job retention support
  • Community resource links

Career Center

Our computer lab is open to the public for independent and self-directed career search.

Hours: *Temporarily Closed

Location: Goodwill Employment Center – 3777 Sparks Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Training and Service Center



The Achieve Program is designed to help adults with setting and reaching long-term career goals. Achieve provides career coaching, job search assistance, employment readiness, and life skills workshops. 
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Available to Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids employees, the BluePrint Program provides individualized assistance with career goals, financial goals, or personal goals.
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Certified Nurse Aide Training

Our enhanced CNA Training provides 115 hours of classroom learning, lab practice, and hands-on clinical work with elders. The CNA Training Program is instructed by RN’s who have practical and classroom experience. A full-time Employment Specialist assists trainees in preparing for and securing employment within the health care field.

Journey to Careers

Journey to Careers provides Kent County high school seniors with disabilities an opportunity for career exploration, skill assessment and development, job search assistance and retention support in preparation for their transition from school to work.
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Offender Success

The Offender Success Program serves individuals recently released from state prisons in Michigan. It is a placement and retention program with the emphasis on successfully completing parole and not recidivating. Referrals to the program are made by parole agents.


Goodwill’s supported employment program assists individuals to prepare for, find and maintain competitive and integrated employment. Visions job coaches receive special training for working with individuals with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments.
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Training and Service Center

Contact Us

Have questions about our job training and placement programs?

Call Us at 616.532.4200