GoodStart

GoodStart is an intensive 20-25-hour program designed to provide participants with resources and tools to strengthen their skills, learn new platforms and promote career exploration.

This program is the prerequisite to RISE and allows all participants to engage with a career coach for further education and career pathway opportunities.

Contact Information:

Louisville Area
Samantha Mills
(502) 585-5221, ext. 2264

Lexington Area
Lexington Opportunity Center
(859) 277-3661

Corbin Area
Tonya Fields
(606) 595-7464

Elizabethtown Area
Kristen Abell
(270) 506-4950

Somerset Area
Jessica Bastin
(606) 595-8275

Pikeville Area
Cynthia Bohon
(606) 514-5677

Soft Skills

Since 2018, Goodwill has offered its Soft Skills Academy to individuals in need of job-readiness training. It’s an eight-hour course that covers six modules. Completion of Soft Skills Academy is required for Opportunity Center membership.

Graduates also earn Work Ready Certificates and learn critical workplace skills including attitude, conflict resolution, dependability, safety, self-presentation and team building. During the training and following graduation, Goodwill career coaches work with participants one-on-one to further prepare them for employment, ensuring that the job seeker’s skills are matched appropriately with an employer’s needs. After placement, Goodwill career coaches stay engaged with both the employee and employer to assist with any issues that could put the person’s continued employment at risk.

Contact Information:

Louisville
909 East Broadway
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 585-5221

Lexington
130 W. New Circle Rd., Ste. 110
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 277-3661

Bowling Green
1806 U.S. Hwy. 31W Bypass
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 781-4930

Pikeville
126 Trivette Drive, Suite 104
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 727-5020

Elizabethtown
243 W. Dixie Highway
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 506-4950

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