Training and Career Services

Goodwill’s focus is to help people obtain work and establish independence. Support and guidance are provided at no cost to individuals to help them achieve their career goals. A range of services are available to help people grow personally and professionally. General services offered include:

  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Skills Assessment
  • Employer Connections
  • Job Retention Support
  • Community Resource Links

Goodwill has several programs that specialize in serving populations with specific diagnoses and barriers, such as autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, youth, and ex-offenders.

Goodwill also offers the Achieve Program to individuals 18 years and older, who are looking for long-term employment that aligns with their skill sets and interests. More information.

For individuals involved with the criminal justice system, we have programs available to assist you with your reintegration efforts. Our Project Now program offers free training and apprenticeships, as well as job placement assistance and follow along services. More information.

Technology Training – This program provides technical training for qualified participants to help prepare them for up to four different CompTIA certifications.  At the completion of the program, participants will have gained the knowledge needed to take the exams necessary for certification through CompTIA.  Individuals that successfully earn a certification through CompTIA will be provided with job placement services. More information.

Certified Nurse Aide Training  – This enhanced CNA Training Program 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 as well as classroom experience.  A full-time Employment Specialist assists participants in preparing for and securing employment in the health care field.  More information.


Want more info about our job training and placement services?  Email or call (616)532-4200.


Career Center

Our computer lab is open to the public for independent and self-directed career search. No appointment necessary.


*Temporarily Closed


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



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