Goodwill provides a wide range of training, placement and workforce development services to help people develop the skills they need to find jobs and become more independent. These services are offered at our Workforce Development Centers and are offered in partnership with area community colleges, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Social Services, Mental Health and other community organizations.
So much is uncertain these days, but Goodwill is committed to helping you find your next great job. Our Career Navigator will help you in your job search, from online classes and training to webinars, virtual and in-person hiring events, and preparing for interviews – all from the convenience of your home. All services are free. To connect with an experienced career specialist, email us or call your nearest Career Center.
Explore the list below for details about specific services:
NCWorks Career Centers
In 2018, Goodwill became the one-stop operator for NCWorks in seven counties in partnership with Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Board. These counties include Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin. Goodwill Industries of Central NC partners to provide services in Caswell and Rockingham Counties. For more information call (336) 464-0520. To register online or to find the NCWorks location nearest you, visit ptrc.org.
In 2020, Goodwill became the provider of services in additional NCWorks centers in partnership with the High Country Workforce Board. The counties served are Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes. For more information call (336) 838-5164. To register online or find the NCWorks location nearest you, visit highcountrywdb.com.
In 2022, Goodwill became the provider of youth services in Madison County in partnership with the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board. The counties in which youth services are offered also include Buncombe and Transylvania. For more information call (828) 251-6200. To register online or find the NCWorks location nearest you, visit mountainareaworks.org.
Services vary by location. For more information regarding any of the services listed above, email or call the number for your service area.
At Goodwill’s Professional Center in Winston-Salem, professionals seeking a competitive edge in their job search can receive free assistance with networking skills, interviewing strategies, salary negotiation, social media and image consulting. The Center also provides career transition services for companies and can connect employers to qualified candidates. The center is located at Goodwill’s headquarters, 2701 University Parkway in Winston-Salem. For more information, email or call 336-464-0516.
The Professional Center offers many resources including weekly training, articles and 100 videos on its YouTube channel to assist job seekers. For more information:
Professional Center Resources
Persons with Disabilities
Goodwill’s Ability Services Program provides training and job placement assistance for persons with disabilities. The self-paced format offers assessment and planning, career coaching, resume preparation, Career Readiness Certification, wellness support and education, job readiness and skills training. All services are free and no referral is needed. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the location nearest you:
- Buncombe County – 828-298-9023
- Catawba County – 828-465-0371
- Forsyth County – 336-724-3621
- Iredell County – 704-873-5005
The mission of Project Re-entry is to provide transition services for former offenders returning to Alexander, Buncombe, Catawba, Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Henderson, Iredell, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties after serving active prison sentences. Project Re-entry works with the NC Department of Public Safety to provide 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.
Goodwill partners with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council to offer employment and training services that help former offenders find jobs and become productive members of the community. Project Re-entry also works with former offenders in the community that are within 30 days of their release from any state or federal prison facility. In the last year alone, approximately 400 former offenders have secured employment through the Project Re-entry program.
Email for more information or call (336) 724-3625 ext. 11332.
Veterans and Their Families
Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program provides holistic services to enhance the lives of veterans and their families through Goodwill programming and in collaboration with like-minded partners. Employment and training services are offered at no cost, including: assessment and planning, career coaching, resume preparation assistance, LinkedIn profile setup, job skills training (scholarships available), job placement, and connections to other community resources. Email to learn more.