LOUISVILLE, KY. – Goodwill Industries of Kentucky has named Angie Kerrick director of training and development. In this role, she will focus on providing personal and professional growth opportunities to Goodwill employees and program clients.

Kerrick started in the Human Resources department with Goodwill seven years ago. She played a key role in the formation and development of the nonprofit’s Training and Development program with her initial promotion to manager of training and development in August of 2019. Her team began working on setting up employee training opportunities and excelled during the pandemic by providing a vast e-learning catalog for staff, allowing them to work on their development while retail locations were closed.

“I am excited to have this opportunity to continue to work towards the Goodwill mission by taking on this new team and being able to drive and support the development of our clients in removing barriers to them finding a job and realizing their dreams,” said Kerrick. “Goodwill has provided me with a dream job, and I aspire to help others reach their dreams as well.”

Previously, Kerrick worked at other nonprofits, where she obtained her original training certification with the Commonwealth of Kentucky to provide professional development to preschool and day-care workers. She came to Goodwill with eight years of experience in training, development and facilitation. Kerrick has always exhibited a passion for personal growth and continues to personally mentor several of Goodwill’s leaders.

In 2017, Kerrick completed the Senior Leader Program (SLP) conducted by Goodwill Industries International and was part of a team that presented a study of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for e-commerce business and sales.

About Goodwill Industries of Kentucky

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is a 99-year-old nonprofit organization that operates in 103 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The organization is committed to using resources from its 67 retail stores to help build pathways out of poverty for individuals who need a hand up in life. In 2021, Goodwill helped place 2,636 Kentuckians into jobs with 871 of its employer partners and inside its own retail stores. Goodwill uses approximately 90 cents from every dollar generated in its retail stores to operate programs and services that help Kentucky’s hardest-to-serve job seekers build the life they desire.