Presentation on theme: "Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc."— Presentation transcript:
1 Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. Staff:Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.“I was in prison…”Presented By: Otis B. Robinson Sr., CWDPJob Development Retention Specialist for NC Statewide Conference on Offender ReentryMay 3, 2007
2 OBJECTIVESTo inform community leaders and other professionals about Goodwill Industries’ resources that are currently assisting ex-offenders to successfully transition into the work force.
4 COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER Educational programsHuman services resourcesTransportation optionsChildcare and after-school resourcesHousing resourcesMedical resourcesEmployment ApplicationsOn-Site Class SchedulesBrochures containing more detailed information about the above are located on-site
5 JOB PREPAREDNESS CLASS Five-day intensive training includes:High energy training in job seeking skillsInterview training/techniquesReview of life planning, budgeting and time mgmt skillsResume writing and preparation assistanceClass graduates receiveCertificate of completionTen printed resumesInterview clothingClasses offered continually throughout the year.
6 NETWORK CENTERNetwork Center puts training immediately into action with staff support as needed:Employment/job leads board, including listing of upcoming job fairs and employment eventsInternet availability for on-line employment searchTelephones available for pursuing job leads“Hello” line available for messages from employers for participants without personal telephones
7 TECHNOLOGY Community Computer Learning Lab Access 2000 Windows Me ProgramsAccess Windows MeExcel Windows 2000FrontPage Windows 98Internet Explorer Word 2000PowerPoint 2000Additional TutorialsResume and Cover Letter WritingKeyboarding SkillsOutlook
8 WHEELS TO WORK For a Participant to be awarded a car The recipient must:Be employed 6 to 12 months prior to receiving the vehicleLack sustainable transportationBe financially responsible in maintenance and upkeepBe referred by social servicesHave no drug charges or major driving violationsRetain employment for at least 12 months after receiving vehicle and make monthly payments commensurate with initial investments
9 EMPLOYER BENEFITS Partnering at Job Fairs Guest Speaker for Job Preparedness GraduatesOn-Site recruitmentMargaret F. Earle Employer of the Year AwardBusiness Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Community ServiceGet Job Ready/Retention Skill Employees
10 EX-OFFENDER: FRIENDLY FIELDS OF WORK AGRICULTUREAUTOMOTIVE SERVICINGCONSTRUCTION TRADES & MANUFACTURINGELECTRICAL INSTALLATION & HVACFOOD SERVICES & HOSPITALITYLANDSCAPING, TREE TRIMMING, HORTICULTUREPRODUCTION PROCESSINGROOFING, PAINTING, PLUMBING, WELDINGWAREHOUSING & TRANSPORTATIONTEMPORARY, TRANSITIONAL, VOLUNTEER WORK
11 OTHER JOB-RELATED OPTIONS ON-THE-JOB TRAINING (WIA)DEPARTMENT OF LABOR APPRENTICESHIP TRAININGMILITARY ENLISTMENT OR VETERANS SERVICE PROGRAMMINGCOMMUNITY COLLEGE VOCATIONAL TRAININGVOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMMING
12 GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA, INC. 1235 S GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA, INC S. Eugene Street Greensboro, North CarolinaContact NumbersClinton Thomas, Vice President, Career Development Servicesext. 325John Totty, Director of Vocational Servicesext. 309Lamar E. DeLoatch, Director of Evaluationext. 304