The Way to Work program, which was a partnership between us at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and United Way of Central Kentucky that provided a network of services to break down barriers to long-term success, will move forward with a new name and opportunities.

Due to United Way’s exit from the partnership, we’ve renamed the program Goodwill Works and will continue to serve individuals in the Hardin County area. The resources offered by the program will remain the same – job-readiness training, educational opportunities, networking, digital and financial literacy training, one-on-one coaching and more.  

There will be some changes to the program, though, as our talented staff is currently accepting individuals age 16 and older rather than 18. This opens doors to training for college and opportunities after high school.

To learn more about the Goodwill Works program, watch this recent episode of “Issues and Insights,” a product of central Kentucky’s HCEC-TV, featuring Program Manager Kristen Abell. Also linked below is a release detailing the transition. 

Abell is asked about her background, the background of the Way to Work program, its transition to Goodwill Works and the many opportunities the program offers, including the new Resource Center in Hardin County.