Goodwill Job Training Programs

Goodwill Job Training Programs

Quality Training for Your Next Job

Goodwill’s job training programs focus on careers in high demand industries. Each program is specifically designed for unemployed and underemployed job seekers in greater Washington, DC region.

We help you obtain valuable skills that will lead to a successful career. You will receive:

Industry Recognized Certifications
Industry Recognized Certifications
Career Coaching
Career Coaching
1-on-1 Job Placement Assistance
1-on-1 Job Placement Assistance

Current Job Training Programs

Goodwill Hospitality Jobs Training Program
Learn the ins and outs of the Hospitality industry, while receiving the skills needed to work in entry-level DC area jobs.
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Goodwill Security & Protective Services Job Training Program
Our Security and Protective Services training program will give you the skills needed to work in the security industry in the DC area.
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Goodwill Medical Office Admin Assistant Job Training Program
Our Medical Office Admin Assistant training program will give you the skills needed to work in the healthcare industry in the DC area.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in taking a Goodwill job training program? Following are the top questions we receive.

What is the cost of Goodwill job training programs?

Eligible applicants pay nothing. Thanks to generous financial support from funding partners, classes are provided at “no cost” to eligible individuals.

What will I gain from taking one of the Goodwill training classes?

With the Goodwill model, students gain work-ready skills, employment plans, valuable credentials and direct access to hiring employers.

May I take more than one Goodwill training class?

Yes, after a one year waiting period.

How do I register or enroll for a Goodwill job training program?

The first step in the process is to register for a mandatory Program Information Session to learn about the benefits, the eligibility criteria and the expectations required to successfully obtain employment. Held weekly, these sessions last approximately three hours and include paperwork, a reading comprehension assessment and a personal interview.

Hospitality Information Session Registration

Security Information Session Registration

Medical Office Assistant Information Session Registration

Who is eligible to participate and how will I know if I qualify?

To participate, all applicants must first meet Goodwill’s basic eligibility requirements. Depending on the training class, eligibility requirements may vary. Program specific requirements can be found on the program web page and also during the program information session.

Does Goodwill offer any evening or weekend training classes?

No. All programs are currently offered from 9am-2pm, Monday through Friday.

What if my background isn’t perfect, can I still participate?

Because our programs are designed for employment preparation, a background screen is mandatory for all applicants. The results are used to determine best fit for occupations and for successful placement.

What if I don’t have a car and don’t drive?

Access to some form of reliable transportation is mandatory; each student is responsible for his/her ability to arrive on time for classes each day, and to work if employment is successfully achieved.

Is employment guaranteed when I graduate?

No, however, we have tremendous hiring partners and are highly successful placing graduates who demonstrate determination and commitment.

Where can I find additional program details and contact information?

Please visit the Training Program website for additional details.


Medical Office Assistant

Security Program

Goodwill Security Jobs Training Program

Hospitality Program

Goodwill Hospitality Jobs Training Program

2017 Program Statistics

In 2017:69%of our graduates were hired
for new jobs.

3 out of 4graduates retain their jobs
for at least 90 days.

$14.37/Houraverage graduate starting hourly wage.
* Based on 2017 data.

Graduate Success Stories

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Success Story Jessica

Faces of Goodwill – Success Story Jessica H.

Posted: September 10, 2019
Eighty-eight Goodwill graduates were placed into employment in 2019 thanks to you, our Goodwill team and the determination of graduates like Jessica. She finished the Hospitality Training Program in March and achieved a lifelong dream.

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