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Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. “I was in prison…” Staff: Presented By: Otis B. Robinson Sr., CWDP Job Development Retention Specialist.

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2 Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. “I was in prison…” Staff: Presented By: Otis B. Robinson Sr., CWDP Job Development Retention Specialist for NC Statewide Conference on Offender Reentry May 3, 2007

3 OBJECTIVES To inform community leaders and other professionals about Goodwill Industries’ resources that are currently assisting ex- offenders to successfully transition into the work force.

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5 COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER Educational programs Human services resources Transportation options Childcare and after-school resources Housing resources Medical resources Employment Applications On-Site Class Schedules Brochures containing more detailed information about the above are located on-site

6 JOB PREPAREDNESS CLASS Five-day intensive training includes: High energy training in job seeking skills Interview training/techniques Review of life planning, budgeting and time mgmt skills Resume writing and preparation assistance Class graduates receive Certificate of completion Ten printed resumes Interview clothing Classes offered continually throughout the year.

7 NETWORK CENTER Network Center puts training immediately into action with staff support as needed: Employment/job leads board, including listing of upcoming job fairs and employment events Internet availability for on-line employment search Telephones available for pursuing job leads “Hello” line available for messages from employers for participants without personal telephones

8 TECHNOLOGY Community Computer Learning Lab Programs Access 2000 Windows Me Excel 2000 Windows 2000 FrontPage 2000 Windows 98 Internet Explorer Word 2000 PowerPoint 2000 Additional Tutorials Resume and Cover Letter Writing Keyboarding Skills Outlook

9 WHEELS TO WORK For a Participant to be awarded a car The recipient must: Be employed 6 to 12 months prior to receiving the vehicle Lack sustainable transportation Be financially responsible in maintenance and upkeep Be referred by social services Have no drug charges or major driving violations Retain employment for at least 12 months after receiving vehicle and make monthly payments commensurate with initial investments

10 EMPLOYER BENEFITS Partnering at Job Fairs Guest Speaker for Job Preparedness Graduates On-Site recruitment Margaret F. Earle Employer of the Year Award Business Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Community Service Get Job Ready/Retention Skill Employees

11 EX-OFFENDER: FRIENDLY FIELDS OF WORK AGRICULTURE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICING CONSTRUCTION TRADES & MANUFACTURING ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION & HVAC FOOD SERVICES & HOSPITALITY LANDSCAPING, TREE TRIMMING, HORTICULTURE PRODUCTION PROCESSING ROOFING, PAINTING, PLUMBING, WELDING WAREHOUSING & TRANSPORTATION TEMPORARY, TRANSITIONAL, VOLUNTEER WORK

12 OTHER JOB-RELATED OPTIONS ON-THE-JOB TRAINING (WIA) DEPARTMENT OF LABOR APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING MILITARY ENLISTMENT OR VETERANS SERVICE PROGRAMMING COMMUNITY COLLEGE VOCATIONAL TRAINING VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMMING

13 GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA, INC S. Eugene Street Greensboro, North Carolina Contact Numbers Clinton Thomas, Vice President, Career Development Services ext. 325 John Totty, Director of Vocational Services ext. 309 Lamar E. DeLoatch, Director of Evaluation ext. 304

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