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.

Indeed Virtual Hiring Tour
Indeed is hosting a national virtual hiring tour throughout the United States and it is coming to our area September 28 thru October 2. As an Indeed partner, Goodwill is here to help you prepare for this opportunity to connect with employers looking to virtually interview and hire candidates now. We have all the tools you need for successful online interviewing.  Connect with us today to get started.
When: September 28 – October 2
Prepare:  
Email to connect with a Goodwill Virtual Career Navigator
RSVP:  Register for the Indeed Hiring Tour

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 (9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1)
  • Creating a World-Class Resume (9/1, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8)
  • Application Tips to Screen You In (9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15)
  • Sealing the Deal During Your Interview (9/22, 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.

Working in the Hospitality Industry Webinar
Join Goodwill and guest speaker Michael Horvath from the Asheville Hotel Group to talk about the hospitality industry in Asheville and what it takes to have a successful career in the field.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m. – Noon ET
Register: Eventbrite

Cover Letter Workshop
Join Goodwill and guest speaker Lyndsay Holmes as we talk about cover letters – why you need them, and what information to include in them. Lyndsay Holmes is an outreach education and vocational specialist with LifeTutors, strengths-based life coaching program supporting young adults going back to school or college after therapeutic care.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 3-3:30 p.m. ET
Register: Eventbrite

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 procenter@goodwillnwnc.org 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 procenter@goodwillnwnc.org to request a registration link.