Goodwill’s Davidson County Career Center
719 W. Center Street, Lexington NC
Programs and Services
Career Connections – Goodwill’s Davidson County Career Connections Center offers free, personalized services to help job seekers including resume-writing assistance, skills assessment, career coaching, access to computers, help with interviewing skills and job placement services. Center staff also work closely with employers to help them fill employment gaps by matching them with qualified candidates who are ready to work. The Center hosts job fairs free of charge for area businesses and can provide screening services and other resources to streamline the process. Services offered at the Center include:
- Career Planning
- Resume Building
- Job Search Assistance
- Hot Jobs Resources (jobs in the area that are hiring)
- Mock Interviews
- Online and Paper Application Assistance
- Center Resources (computers, telephone, fax machine, job fair/hiring events on location)
The Center also provides resources for Human Resource Development Courses (HRD) in partnership with Davidson County Community College that provide participants with skills needed to secure employment in high-demand jobs.
The Davidson County Career Center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. For more information, please call (336) 236-8021.
Veterans Services – Mission is to connect United States Armed Forces Veterans and their families with the work and support they need. Services include:
- Assessment and Planning
- Career Coaching
- Resume Preparation
- LinkedIn Profile Setup
- Job Skills Training
- Job Placement
- Career Readiness Certification
In order to become a participant in this program, the person must be a Veteran of any United States Armed Service branch, be the spouse of a veteran, or the dependent of a veteran. Documentation is required upon enrollment. Contact: Janice Richardson, firstname.lastname@example.org, (336) 236-8021 x1013.
Davidson County Community College – Goodwill partners with Davidson County Community College to offer skills training classes at our Davidson County Workforce Development Center. Classes include: Workplace Computer Skills, Basic Computer Skills, Medical Office Secretary, Notary Public, PHCAST (Personal Home Care Aide State Training), Electricians Training and Pathways to Office Administration. Scholarships available for those who qualify. Call (336) 236-8021 for more information.
Work First Program – Under this program, the Davidson Workforce Development Center receives direct referrals from the Davidson County Department of Social Services (DSS). Work First participants who apply and are able to work, as determined by their caseworkers, receive job readiness and employment services from Goodwill. Each participant will complete training in resume preparation, job application completion and other soft skills training. The goals of the Work First program are to assist participants in becoming self-sufficient, gaining employment and securing marketable skills. Personalized career counseling helps participants adjust and/or remove barriers to employment, enabling them to obtain full-time employment and a secure financial environment minimizing or eliminating reliance on public assistance. Contact: Rhonda Wagner, email@example.com, (336) 236-8021 x1005.
Project Re-entry – Offers employment and training services that help former offenders find jobs and become productive members of the community. Goodwill partners with the Criminal Justice Department of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council and prisons with the Department of Public Safety to offer a system of pre- and post-release services that begin with inmates up to eighteen months prior to release. Long-term services continue after the inmates are released. Call (336) 236-8021 x1008 for more information.
Youth Connections – For youth ages 16-22 who are out of school. We work with them on educational goals to get them back into school and help in earning a high school diploma, GetReal, GED, or skilled training course with Davidson County Community College. We also pursue a vocational employment path through job search assistance, interviewing practice and techniques, and resume creation. Contact: Kimberly Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org, (336) 236-8021 x 35001.