Isaac’s family and friends were tired of him getting into trouble. He couldn’t keep a job and had served time in prison. Skills training classes offered by Goodwill in partnership with Forsyth Technical Community College opened the door to a maintenance job that got Isaac back on his feet.
Isaac was between jobs and had served time in prison. His family and friends were tired of him getting into trouble and wanted him to change his life. Isaac heard that Goodwill offered job training and decided to investigate the options at a Workforce Development Center in Winston-Salem. The Goodwill staff felt that skills training classes offered in partnership with Forsyth Technical Community College would be a good fit for Isaac. He successfully completed training in Facilities Maintenance and TIG Welding. These classes were funded by Goodwill’s Outreach Scholarship Fund which assists qualified applicants with tuition.
Isaac utilized his new skills to land a maintenance position with a major fast-food chain. Isaac now has his own car and is looking for an apartment. He is very grateful for the training he received that helped him change his life.
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