Virtual Training

Goodwill offers free career development opportunities to help people reach their personal and professional goals. Goodwill’s virtual training options enable job seekers to access a wide range of employment and training services where and when they need them. Upcoming training options are listed below and updated regularly.  Register for a specific event using the links below or email for more information. All virtual training services are free unless otherwise noted. To get the latest on virtual services, register for Goodwill’s e-newsletter, distributed twice per month.

Career Quest Webinar Series
Join us online for a series that explores a variety of career paths, with expert guests who provide insights from the industries in which they work. New sessions will be added so check back often.
Register: Eventbrite

  • Thursday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. – “Manufacturing Roles,” featuring Eric Grooms of Silver-Line Plastics. Learn about the roles and functions you’ll find in almost any manufacturing plant and the crucial roles specific to Silver-Line Plastics, a local manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality plastic pipe products. This is a great opportunity to learn about promising careers in manufacturing and the roles for which Silver-Line is hiring right now, plus a Q&A with Mr. Grooms.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. – “Continuous Improvement Culture in Manufacturing,” facilitated by course instructor. Learn the basic terms and concepts behind Continuous Improvement and how these concepts have revolutionized and continue to shape modern manufacturing.

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Webinar
Emotional intelligence describes the ability to understand one’s own feelings. This webinar will help you gain a better sense of self-management and self-awareness. This can make a positive impact on not only your professional interactions but also in your personal life.
When: Wednesday, October 28, 1:30 p.m. ET 
: Eventbrite

Project Re-entry Series: From Justice-Involved to Employee of the Month
When: Tuesdays, 1-1:30 p.m. ET
Register: Email to register or call 828-298-9023 x1163
Are you a justice-involved individual who is seeking employment during the COVID-19 pandemic? We’ll cover all aspects of the virtual job search from various platforms to virtual interviews and share time-tested best practices. Join us each Tuesday to speak live with a Project Re-entry employment specialist. Upcoming topics:

  • Finding Your Job Search Mindset (11/3, 12/1)
  • Creating a World-Class Resume (11/10, 12/8)
  • Application Tips to Screen You In (11/17, 12/15)
  • Sealing the Deal During Your Interview (10/27, 11/24, 12/22)

Free Zoom Classes
We are offering free classes via Zoom web conferencing.  Join these live classes from the safety and convenience of your own home. All you need is a computer or laptop that has a microphone and camera and you can be on your way to earning a certificate in Guest Service Gold or honing your skills in Networking: Keys to Career Success.
Register: Email for class schedule or to register.

ed2go Webinar: Success in an Online Class
Online courses are an informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive way to develop your personal and professional skills. In this free webinar, learn about taking online classes on the ed2go platform (provided by A-B Tech and supported by Goodwill). We’ll also talk about tips and tricks for being successful when taking online classes.
When: Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. (ET)
Register: Email to register.

LinkedIn Webinars – Beginner/Intermediate Users
Whether you’re looking for a job or just want to improve your professional presence online, knowing how to use LinkedIn is an essential skill. The Professional Center by Goodwill offers weekly LinkedIn webinars where you can get personalized guidance and instruction. Learn about creating a compelling profile, posting content, invitations, recommendations, job searches, and general strategies.
When: Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Noon (ET)
Register: Email to request a registration link.

LinkedIn Webinars – Experienced Users
Whether you’re looking for a job or just want to improve your professional presence online, knowing how to use LinkedIn is an essential skill. Goodwill’s “Tuesdays@2” live Q&A sessions offer experienced LinkedIn users the opportunity to engage with Professional Center Director Randy Wooden.
When: Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m. (ET)
Register: Email to request a registration link.