Goodwill provides an array of targeted skills training programs, largely in partnership with the community college system. These short-term programs train students to become employable in high demand fields such as healthcare, customer service and hospitality industries, trades skills such as welding, office technology, culinary, professional truck driver training, and many others. Students may also choose to take stackable credentials in some locations so that they can enter the workforce with one credential and add training or credentials to their career track while working.

Skills Training classes are offered in Buncombe, Catawba, Davidson, Forsyth, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, and Rowan Counties.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  View our current skills training classes.

Virtual Training

Goodwill offers a wide range of free virtual training services, including career workshops and online skills training.  Visit our virtual training page to learn more and register for an upcoming event.

Virtual Career Navigator

So much is uncertain these days, but Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is still committed to helping you find your next great job. Our Virtual Career Navigator Program will help you in your job search, from online classes and training to webinars, virtual and drive-thru job fairs, and preparing for interviews – all from the safety of your home. All services are free. To connect with an experienced career specialist, email or call your nearest Career Center.