Skills Classes

In partnership with community colleges, Goodwill offers skills training classes in fields such as introductory healthcare, office technology, and skilled trades. These classes are held at Goodwill’s workforce development centers and are open to the public. To search for an upcoming class, please select a career field and/or a location from the menus. Classes offered are listed by location below.

Download the Asheville Skills Training Course List

Download the Winston-Salem Skills Training Course List

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(VIEW) Veterans Intake & Employment Workshop

Description

Goodwill Career Connections-Salisbury in collaboration with various community partners now offer a more innovative method of introducing our veteran participants to our community partners.  Our goal is to educate and provide supportive services to eliminate barriers to employment.  The session includes introducing the veterans to various community partners so that they may gain more knowledge about services that are available to them in the community and enhance their personal and professional growth as well as strive to reach their employment goals.  The veterans have the opportunity to speak to someone about claims and  benefits.  A local employer is scheduled each month to discuss and answer questions about proper interviewing techniques and their expectations of potential employees.  The veterans also attend a computer class involving basic computer skills. 

 

Entrance Criteria

Veterans and spouses of Veterans

Cost:

Free

Date(s):

Friday

Time(s):

9:00am

Duration:

First and second Friday of each month

Location:

Goodwill Career Connections-Salisbury
1923 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

More Info:

Call (704) 638-6434 to sign up

ABE Lab (Adult Basic Education)

Description

The Adult Basic Education program will build skills in reading, writing, problem-solving, and math computation to help adults function in society, on a job or in the family.  This program will build a foundation for further education and better employment opportunities.  These classes are designed to instruct students on life-long skills that are vital for a successful future ABE instruction is free for all students. Upon completion of the ABE program, students are encouraged to enroll in the High School Equivalency (GED) program or some other program that will help the student” “Get a Job”, Keep a Job”, or “Get a Better Job

Cost:

FREE

Date(s):

Monday-Thursday

Time(s):

9:00am-12:30pm

Duration:

on-going

Location:

Goodwill Career Connections-Salisbury
1923 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

More Info:

For more information, call (704) 638-6434

About Goodwill Skills Training

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number

Description

Goodwill offers skills training classes in conjuncture with AB Tech Community College. Classes take place at our Career Center at 1616 Patton Avenue or online through our Ed2Go online training.

Several of our classes are free, if there’s a class that has a cost and there is financial need, we do offer scholarships. (Click on “Request Info” at the top right to get additional info on classes and scholarships)

*If you don’t see a class listed below that you might be interested in taking let us know and we will consider adding it to our future offerings. Also if you don’t see an Ed2Go class below that you are interested in you might want to take a look at a more extensive list at https://www.ed2go.com/search and then send us a message about your interest in that online class as well.

Skills Training staff:

Jody Stevenson-Skills Training Manager-828-298-9023 ext.1112

Mike VanGilder-Skills Training Facilitator-828-298-9023 ext.1142

Toryn Stewart-Skills Training Admin-828-298-9023 ext.1161

Front Desk-828-298-9023 ext.1100

David Rogers- Recruiter/Facilitator – 828-298-9023 ext. 1106

Activity Director

Visit https://www.forsythtech.edu/courses-programs/job-skills/medical-health or email ewdinfo@forsythtech.edu for course information, tuition, and requirements for enrollments in Healthcare Careers.

Description

Receive basic training to become an activity director in long-term care, assisted living facilities or adult care homes. This course follows the state-approved course outline, and when training is complete, you will be qualified to work as an activity director in a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Entrance Criteria

High school diploma or high school transcript or GED or college diploma are required.

Cost:

$190 + textbook

Duration:

11 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Adult High School/High School Equivalency

For more information, call 336.734.7756

Description

Work at your own pace to meet all subject requirements to receive your Adult High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma.

Entrance Criteria

High School Equivalency Testing

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Basic Computer Skills

Description

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework and the content of the instructional materials will focus on computer sue skills as it relates to: 1) developing basic keyboarding, word processing and internet skills, (2) learning technology-based job search strategies to include the use of social networking, (3) applying for employment online, and (4) accessing governmental and education resources and services. NO PREVIOUS COMPUTER EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

Cost:

Fee Waived for those who qualify

Date(s):

To Be Announced

More Info:

Call Goodwill Career Connections at 336-236-8021 for additional information

Basic Construction Skills

Students will need to supply their own safety glasses, work gloves and hard hat.

Description

This 148-hour introductory program will instruct the student in the principles of residential and light commercial construction from the planning and beginning stages all the way to a completed structure. The course will cover HRD, NC State Building Codes, OSHA Construction Safety, and blue print reading. Classroom and hands-on training will include electrical and plumbing rough-ins, house framing, exterior siding. drywall installation, interior trim and many other aspects of building construction. The safe use of the various construction tools and equipment will be covered.

A student completing this course should be prepared for entry level employment with local general contractors. For more information contact Joshua Burcham at 336-734-7714.

Cost:

$220

Duration:

12 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

CDL/Professional Truck Driver Training

For class and scholarship information contact: Lena Younger, Trans-Tech, Inc., Program Recruiter 336-724-3625 ext. 1322

Description

This 4-week program is for individuals who wish to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license and be qualified to obtain employment as an entry-level professional driver within the transportation industry.

Cost:

$2875 (Tuition Cost-$2750; DOT Pyhsical/Drug Screening-$125)

Time(s):

7:00am-5:30pm; M-TH

Duration:

4 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number

Description

This 96-hour course will equip you with the knowledge you need to navigate Electronic Medical Records software, protect the privacy and security of patient information, review patient records for accuracy and completeness, and audit patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Within this course, you will also learn about the medical office environment, medical terminology, and the skills needed to be employable.

At the successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification Exam (cost is $105.00.)

Entrance Criteria

Must have a GED or High School Diploma, basic keyboarding skills and pass a basic computer assessment administered at the Goodwill Workforce Development Center.

Cost:

$185.00 (includes tuition and fees.)

Duration:

96 hours

Location:

1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville

More Info:

Scholarships Available

Class B CDL

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Description

Are you looking for a new career? Have you thought about becoming a transit bus, coach, or minibus driver? Do you enjoy driving and interacting with the public? There is a demand for Transit Bus and Motorcoach drivers not only in our area but nationwide. This course will introduce you to the career, cover the requirements to get a Class B permit and prepare you to pass the permit exam. Come learn how to offer exceptional customer service and meet employers looking to fill these positions. You will need to be 18 or older and have a valid class C license. There is a lot to learn about driving a passenger-carrying vehicle. Are you ready to get started?

Entrance Criteria

18 or older. Valid Class C drivers license.

Cost:

$50

Duration:

2 Weeks, 2 days a week

Location:

1616 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806

More Info:

Scholarships Available

Computer Basics

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Description

Did you know that most employers only accept online applications? Want to feel more confident in your job search? This entry-level course provides a stress-free introduction to the technology and computer skills that you need in today’s job market. You will learn how to do job searches on the internet, how to complete online job applications and set up and email account. While learning basic word-processing and improving your keyboarding skills, you will also learn how to create cover letters and resumes. You will become more competent at emailing and improve your skills in navigating the internet and using search engines to search for jobs and occupational information. Come learn the skill levels needed to be successful in your job search and keep your resume in the to-be interviewed stack.

 

Entrance Criteria

No prior computer experience is necessary.

Cost:

Fee waived for job seekers

Date(s):

Various

Duration:

9 1/2 weeks

Location:

1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville

CPR Training

Description

The American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR course is designed for people who are going to work in the healthcare industry. While it is required for all healthcare professionals, it is also an appropriate course for anyone with an interest in CPR. The course covers CPR, Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (Choking), use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and Rescue Breathing. All topics are covered for rescuing adults, children and infants. The course is taught in a relaxed environment in which the instructor briefly lectures, talks students through hands-on practice sessions and then gives scenarios to test students in a practical skills test in each subject.

Cost:

$50

Duration:

1 day

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Customer Relations Management in a Call Center Environment

For more information contact Nell Perry at 336-757-3801 or Mary Clark Jackson at 336-724-3625

Description

Learn to be a telephone customer service professional, apply communications techniques that will cultivate repeat business, market products and cross-sell when appropriate. Participants will also gain the skills necessary to be productive Telephone Call Center Customer Service Agents within the wide variety of fields that call centers encompass in today’s job market.

Cost:

$190

Duration:

6 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Direct Care Basics

This is course is presently taking place at Davidson County Community College Thomasville Campus.

Description

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is based on personal home care aid training and includes entry-level skills development such as terminology and basic concepts, development of skills required for functional concept’s required for home aid care workers, and pathways and career options available at this phase and further opportunities.

Cost:

Fee Waived for those who qualify

Date(s):

To Be Announced

More Info:

Call Goodwill Career Connections in Lexington at 336-236-8021 for additional information

ed2go online A to Z Grant Writing

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

A to Z Grant Writing

Learn the ins and outs of grant writing from a veteran grant writer. This course will provide the experience and skills you need to become a successful grant writer as you learn to put together stand-out proposals that will encourage funds from donors.

Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Administrative Assistant Fundamentals

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals

Become an indispensable member of the corporate team as an Administrative Assistant. This course will help you master essential job responsibilities as you identify opportunities and implement solutions for increased productivity throughout your company.

Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Become a Physical Therapy Aide

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Become a Physical Therapy Aide

Prepare for a rewarding career as an important member of the physical therapy team. This course will teach you about the workings of the human body, various disorders, patient safety, and even how to speak the language of physical therapy.
Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Become an Optical Assistant

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Become an Optical Assistant

Learn why optical assisting is such as interesting job and how rewarding it can be to help people solve their vision problems. This course is a great way to start your career as it will help you better understand everything that’s involved in the job and how you can become certified and licensed optical assistant.

Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Computer Skills for the Workplace

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.

!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!

To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Computer Skills for the Workplace

Confidently apply for jobs knowing that you possess the computer skills needed to perform on the job. This course includes a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to prosper in a modern workplace.
Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Creating a Successful Business Plan

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Description
DESCRIPTION

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Creating a Successful Business Plan

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This course will guide you through all the major components of writing a business plan and you’ll emerge with your first draft in hand.
Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

More Info:

Scholarships Available

ed2go online Creating Websites and Mobile Apps

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

CLASSES INCLUDE:

Designing Effective Websites

Master the basics of web design and learn to build sites that are better and more effective. This course provides powerful graphic design techniques that will help your site stand-out from all the others.

Creating WordPress Websites

Create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites without any coding! This course provides hands-on experience creating web pages and posts, adding images and videos, changing a site’s look and feel, and working with user-friendly features

Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5

Discover a better way to build apps that run on just about any smartphone or tablet. This course will demonstrate ways to imagine, design, build, and optimize a cross-platform mobile app using the very latest HTML5 standards.

Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Customer Service Fundamentals

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number

Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Customer Service Fundamentals

Learn how to best anticipate and meet customer needs. This course will help you discover some dynamite methods to bring out your best and do the same for the other people you work with as you serve as an ambassador for your company.

Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Distribution and Logistics Management

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Distribution and Logistics Management

Discover how to improve distribution and logistics management activities, reduce costs, save time, increase customer satisfaction, and better meet your company’s objectives. This course will show you how to achieve success through a combination of distribution and logistics strategies and tactics.

Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Explore a Career as a Pharmacy Technician

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Explore a Career as a Pharmacy Technician

Take a look at the many job settings and career paths open to you if you become a pharmacy technician. This course will help you master the skills that will prepare you for and entry-level position as a pharmacy tech or clerk, and the steps you can take to become certified.
Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Explore a Career as a Pharmacy Technician

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number

Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Explore a Career as a Pharmacy Technician

Take a look at the many job settings and career paths open to you if you become a pharmacy technician. This course will help you master the skills that will prepare you for and entry-level position as a pharmacy tech or clerk, and the steps you can take to become certified.

Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Explore a Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number

Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Explore a Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant

Learn what it takes to have a successful career as an administrative medical assistant. This course explores the job of an administrative medical assistant (AMA) in a doctor’s office-from appointment scheduling and chart creation to medical billing and coding to give you an inside-view of the job.
Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Explore a Career in Medical Coding

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number

Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Explore a Career in Medical Coding

Explore a career as a medical coder and gain knowledge to help you work, with confidence, almost anywhere in the medical field from doctors’ offices, clinics, hospitals, or even in the comfort of your home. This course teaches use of the CPT manual and IDC-10-CM which will give you a leg up on others who are new to this career.
Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Explore a Career in Medical Writing or Medical Transcription

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Explore a Career in Medical Writing

Take your first step toward a lucrative and rewarding career as a medical writer. This course teaches the different types of medical writing, how to break into and succeed in the industry, and how to write effectively on medical topics.

Explore a Career in Medical Transcription

Learn how to transcribe the most common medical reports used in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This course contains grammar review, as well as important clinical knowledge of major disease processes that are essential to enhancing your skills as a medical documentation specialist.
Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Keyboarding

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Description
DESCRIPTION

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Keyboarding

Become faster and more confident at the keyboard. This course will help you learn how to touch-type the alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys; create, save, and edit word processing documents; and successfully take a timed writing test during a job interview.
Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

More Info:

Scholarships Available

ed2go online Medical Terminology I & II

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach

If you have ever had trouble memorizing medical terms, this course (and word association approach) is for you. You’ll learn medical terminology from an anatomical approach with the origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage provided for each root term.

Medical Terminology II: A Focus on Human Disease

Learn medical terminology related to all 11 of the body’s organ systems, and review different diagnostic and treatment procedures for each system. This course includes lessons and activities designed to help you understand and remember the medical terminology you learn.
Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Microsoft Excel

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Learn to quickly and efficiently use Microsoft Excel 2016 and discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets. This course, taught by an experience Microsoft Excel instructor, provides in-depth knowledge for beginners that will have you using Excel like a pro.
Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

Learn what it takes to be a successful supply chain manager. This course will prepare you for internationally recognized certification examinations by teaching you how to create demand forecasts, develop schedules, manage inventory, control production orders, and ensure customer satisfaction.

Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go online Veterinary Assistant I, II, or III

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Description

COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
To have a scholarship application sent to you hit the request info button.

Veterinary Assistant I

Are you considering a career as a veterinary assistant? This course will answer all of your questions and more as you learn about pet nutrition, preventing parasites, health and safety issues, reasons for and against spaying and neutering, and how to best assist owners in times of need.

Veterinary Assistant II: Canine Reproduction

Learn the principles of sound dog breeding from a practicing veterinarian. This course will provide you with the essential facts of the entire canine breeding cycle, from assessing the health of parents to puppy care.

Veterinary Assistant III: Practical Skills

Learn the practical skills you need to become a successful veterinary assistant. This course provides detailed videos and cutting-edge graphics to demonstrate procedures and techniques you’ll use on the job.
Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

ed2go onlineNetworking Introduction

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COMPLETE YOUR COURSES ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
Online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive.
They focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions
begin monthly.
!!THESE CLASSES ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!
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Networking Introduction

Learn to perform basic computer networking tasks such as DSL connectivity, configuring connections to an ISP and creating a private network. This course explains computer networking basics in easy-to-understand terms, using concepts common to everyday, non-computing experience.

Cost:

$75

Date(s):

FLEXIBLE MONTHLY START DATES!

Time(s):

24/7 ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Duration:

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Location:

Online

Electrical Lineman

Contact Josh Burcham at 336-734-7714 or email him at jburcham@forsythtech.edu for more information.

Description

The Electrical Lineman Program is designed to train you to become entry-level electrical line workers for private and public utility companies and related employers. You will learn academic and field skills necessary for entry-level workers. Safety is stressed in every aspect of the job. You will also have the opportunity to earn a Career Readiness Certificate. This program is approved for national certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research and for Pre-Apprentice credit by the NC Department of Commerce. You may also earn a flagger and OSHA 10 certificate.

Entrance Criteria

Must have : -Minor Release Form completed and notarized if under 18 years old -High school diploma or GED -Weight under 275 pounds -No felonies

Cost:

$266 +Lineman boots + CRC

Time(s):

8:00am-5:00pm; MTWTHF

Duration:

9 weeks

Location:

Northwest Forsyth Center, 3111 Big Oaks Drive, King

Electrical: Installation and Troubleshooting

Description

Learn the principles of electrical installation and repair. Learn to install new electrical circuits and equipment. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate and should have the necessary training to be eligible for an entry-level position with an electrical contractor.

Note: This is an introductory class.

Cost:

$210

Duration:

18 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

English as a Second Language (ESL)

For more information, please call: A-B Tech, 828.398.7131, or Literacy Council, 828.254.3442

Description

English as a Second Language is a free course for non-native speakers to learn reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English.

Cost:

FREE

Location:

1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville

Excel 2016 Intro

Description

Spreadsheet training for the beginning computer user. Learn basic Excel skills such as creating and formatting worksheets, manipulating data, working with charts, and using Excel templates. Expand your basic Excel skills with formulas, pivot tables, advanced charts, and more. Book required.

Cost:

$80 + textbook

Duration:

8 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Facility Maintenance Technician

Description

Gain technical skills in carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and OSHA Safety. Learn customer service and apartment maintenance skills, including major appliance repair and pool operation.

Note: Visit Forsyth Tech Community College website for additional information;  www.ForsythTech.edu/ewd  or contact the Customer Service Center at 336-734-7023

 

 

 

 

Cost:

$233 + Cost of tests

Duration:

12 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Forklift Training

Description

Provides training in the safe and proper operations of powered industrial trucks. Special emphasis placed on safety in the workplace. Upon completion, students will receive an Operator’s Permit and Certificate of Completion.

Cost:

$165

Duration:

7 days

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Description

Offered in partnership with Catawba Valley Community College. Use various materials to practice taking the GED test. All five sections are available. Work at your own pace. Attendance based on individual’s needs.

Date(s):

Ongoing

Time(s):

Mondays and Tuesdays,
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location:

413 Thornburg Drive

Description

You can be a High School Graduate in 12 weeks! Students will be given advance instruction in Writing Skills and Math. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the GED test. Offered in partnership with Mitchell Community College.

For schedule & more information, call 704.873.5005

Duration:

12 weeks

Location:

124 Fourth Crescent Place, Statesville

Guest Service Gold for Hospitality or Tourism

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number

Description

Guest Service Gold® is a comprehensive 6 hour program designed to accomplish the goal of creating guest service-oriented line level employees who know how to engage with their guests to provide memorable customer service. Core components include training, employee certification and property certification and can be implemented by any service oriented business, such as restaurants, transportation companies, attractions, retail outlets, not just lodging properties. It can also be used in academic settings to provide students with a solid foundation in guest service skills.

Guest Service Gold® features seven brief stories designed to motivate and inspire hotel employees to ‘go for the gold’ when it comes to providing service above and beyond the call of duty. This program can be served comprehensively in 6 hours.

Upon completion the student will receive a certificate from A-B Tech and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute for Guest Service Gold® Certification.

 

 

 

Duration:

6 hours

Location:

1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville

Housekeeping/Floor Care Services

Description

Provides classroom and work experience training in the areas of safety and OSHA regulations, measurements and chemicals, and specialization in the areas of hospitality, housekeeping, food service sanitation, commercial and industrial housekeeping. Training consists of 20% classroom and 80% “hands on” with different types of pads, equipment and strategies to give the student basic knowledge of stripping, sealing and waxing, and buffing tile floors. Instruction in floor care has two components: hard surface maintenance (tile and terrazzo), and carpet cleaning. Carpet care provides hands-on experience in vacuum and spot cleaning. Graduates of this program may seek employment opportunities in housekeeping/custodial positions in hotel/motel industries, hospitals, food service industries, and commercial and industrial sites.

Entrance Criteria

Ability to lift and move a minimum of 20 pounds, demonstration of appropriate work behaviors. High School Diploma/GED are not required.

Cost:

$80

Duration:

2 weeks & 2 days

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

How to Land a Great Job: Networking Skills Training

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number

Description

This 2-day class will include introductions to established and credible networking groups in our community and the benefits they offer in building your professional image as well as opening exciting job prospects. Class will include tutorials on setting up a LinkedIn account and will feature a representing guest speaker from a prominent networking and business relations group.  Various fundamentals of networking will be discussed in depth, examining interpersonal methods for in person, email, and social media outlets. Principals of the book, “How to win friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie will be discussed to help students learn soft skill techniques to make them successful at any networking event.

 

828 298 9023

Cost:

Free

Duration:

Two days

Location:

1616 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806

HVAC Career Services

Description

Provides training on recovery, recycling, and handling of refrigerant, refrigeration safety, and the 4 categories of technician certification: Type I, Type II, and Type II Universal. Graduates may seek employment with HVAC/R contractors, apartment managers, service companies, etc. with EPA Universal Certification.

Cost:

$240

Duration:

5 days

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

HVAC Service Technician Level 1 & 2

Description

Complete your HVAC service training with this two-level course. Learn the dynamics of refrigeration and work with heat pumps, oil, gas, and electric furnaces. Receive CFC certification upon satisfactory completion of this course, which includes Level I and Level II. This training will get you ready for entry level employment with local HVAC contractors.

Note: 70% attendance is required in order to receive a certification of completion for this course.

Cost:

$260

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

HVAC Service Technician Level I

For more information, call Joshua Burcham at 336-734-7714

Description

This course consists of eight subjects over two semesters. When you complete all eight subjects, you will earn a HVAC Service Technician Certificate. After completing this program, you should be able to assist/perform basic service or preventative maintenance on residential and light commercial applications.

Cost:

$225

Duration:

12 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

HVAC Service Technician Level II

Description

Continue your HVAC service training with information about mechanical cooling, electronic and mechanical controls and refrigeration troubleshooting. This training will prepare you for entry-level employment with local HVAC contractors. Receive CFC certification when you pass the exam at the end of class.

Prerequisite: HVAC Service Technician Level 1

Entrance Criteria

Students must have completed HVAC Service Technician Level I to register for this course.

Cost:

$260

Duration:

12 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Intro to Direct Care Work

Description

Would you like to become a home care aide?  This course is perfect for you and Fee Waived to those who qualify! This course provides skills training related to providing personal care skills (non-nurse aide personal care tasks pertaining to activities of daily living such as assistance with dressing, grooming, mobility, skin care, eating, etc.) as well as content related to basic nutrition and food preparation, and an array of essential home management content such as infection control topics, personal safety, etc.

Cost:

FEE WAIVED for those who qualify.

Date(s):

To Be Announced

More Info:

Call Janice Richardson at 336-462-8356 for additional information

Introduction to Clerical Assistant

Note: This course is FREE if you are unemployed or meet specific income criteria. For more information contact Forsyth Technical Community College Customer Service Center at 336-761-1002.

Description

Would you like to learn more about clerical occupations and examine what is needed to be successful in that field? In this course, you will learn practical communication and computer skills needed in today’s office environment, including an introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel. You will also learn the important components of an effective job search.

Cost:

$125

Duration:

6 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Introduction to Community Interpreting

Description

This training is for interpreters who wish to complete the basic community interpreting training, whether they are new to the profession or experienced.

Training includes:

  • 40 hour training includes hands-on exercises and activities, role playing, quizzes, videos, Q & A
  • Health and human service areas
  • Industry accepted interpreter ethics and practice guidelines
  • Techniques and modes of interpreting
  • Effective communication
  • The culture of social services
  • Language rights for LEP populations
  • Skills in memory and note taking
  • The role of culture and communication
Entrance Criteria

Must have completed and passed Proficiency Assessment. Cost: $50

Cost:

$250

Duration:

3 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Jump Start (one-day workshop)

Monday -Thursday 9:00am & 2:00pm

Description

Students will learn the basics of resume writing, interviewing, application completion (online and paper) as well as  aptitude assessments

Entrance Criteria

None

Cost:

Free

Date(s):

Monday-Thursday

Time(s):

9:00am & 2:00pm

Duration:

On-going

Location:

Goodwill Career Connections-Salisbury
1923 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

More Info:

For more information, call (704) 638-6434

Medical Office Administrative Assistant, Notary Public & CPR

Description

This course is designed to assist those interested in a medical office administrative position. Students will obtain the skills needed for success in an entry level position as an administrative assistant. While this course is not intended to be considered comprehensive, topics covered will include medical office procedures, legal and ethical aspects of the job, training on MediSoft computer software, and other critical success factors for employment in this growing field.  CPR Certification and  Notary Public certification is offered in this course. 

 

 

 

 

Entrance Criteria

NOTARY PUBLIC TEXTBOOK REQUIRED, APPROX. $32 AND MUST BE PURCHASED FROM CAMPUS BOOKSTORE BEFORE NOTARY CLASS MEETING. MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE, HAVE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, AND NOT HAVE A FELONY.

Cost:

$198.25

Date(s):

To Be Announced

More Info:

Call Goodwill Career Connections at 336-236-8021 for additional information

Medical Office I, Introduction to Terminology & Coding

Description

Provides an introduction to medical terminology and looking up the medical codes for diseases and treatments. Goal is to provide skills for entry-level clerical employment in a doctor’s office or clinic. Examples of jobs would be receptionist, records clerk, check-in and check-out. No prerequisites.

Cost:

$190 + textbook

Duration:

12 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Medical Office Pathways

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number

Description

Designed for students interested in entering the field of medical office clerical support. Class topics will focus on service skills specific to a medical office environment including the electronic medical records requirement. Introductory lessons on medical terminology, types of insurance, and confidentiality issues will also be covered.

After this class, you will be able to make an educated decision about how your skills and interests will fit the Medical Office Pathways.

 

828 298 9023

 

Cost:

Fee waived for job seekers

Duration:

3½ weeks (21 hours.)

Location:

1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville

Notary Public Education

A textbook must be purchased for this course. The cost for the text book is approximately $32.

Description

This course is designed to provide instruction to individuals who want to become commissioned as a Notary Public.  Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements for the Notary Act.  Upon completion of this course with a passing Exam grade of at least 80%, a person is eligible to apply with the NC Secretary of State office.  For additional information, go to www.secretary.state.nc.us/notary/.

Participants must be 18 years of age and have high school diploma or equivalent and not have a felony conviction.

Entrance Criteria

Registration must be done at Davidson County Community College or online at www.davidsonccc.edu.

Cost:

$80

Date(s):

To Be Announced

More Info:

Call Goodwill Career Connections at 336-236-8021 for additional information

Nurse Aide I

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number Call 828.398.7600 - A-B Tech Nurse Aide Info Line for registration information and payment method options.

Description

This course provides basic training in the entry-level caregiving skills needed to work as a Nursing Assistant in various healthcare settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, or private homes.

Additional information needed for registration is available at www.abtech.edu/ce. Choose the Nursing Assistant option.

Entrance Criteria

HS Diploma/GED or take Reading Assessment prior to registration. TB Test with proof of negative results is required at registration.

Cost:

$211.40 (includes: Tuition, Supply Fee, Technology Fee and Insurance). Book prices subject to change.

Location:

1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville
Room 196

More Info:

Scholarships Available

Nursing Assistant I

Description

This state approved course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients, residents, the elderly or others requiring medical assistance in a healthcare setting.

Emphasis is placed on the aging process, communications, patient safety, patient’s rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, and mental health.

Through classroom instruction, laboratory work and clinical rotations, students are prepared to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Competency Examination. CPR certification is included in the class. Successful completion is required for listing on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.

Note: For state certification information, contact NACES at 888-282-6904 or visit the Pearson Vue website, www.pearsonvue.com. (Scroll to NC Nurse Aide I & Medication Aides)

Entrance Criteria

Complete background check and drug screen (instructions provided upon CastleBranch account setup) ◦If you have questions concerning your CastleBranch account setup or upload, please contact CastleBranch at 888-914-7279. How to Order PDF icon. 1.Upload a copy of driver’s license or picture ID 2.Copy of Math/Reading Placement Testing (or approved equivalent) 3.Upload a copy of High School Diploma or transcript with graduation date 4.Download and complete Orientation Checklist, upload when completed 5.Acknowledge receipt of Orientation Handout 6.Upload proof of required vaccinations (Flu shot is only required between August-March)

Cost:

$240 + Books, Supplies and Lab Fee

Duration:

12 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Nursing Assistant II

Description

This course provides Basic Nursing Assistant II skills taught in accordance with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences are included.

Tasks include oxygen therapy, suctioning, sterile dressing changes, IV fluid assistive activities, ostomy care, gastrostomy feeding/nasogastric feedings, and catheterizations.

Upon successful completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the student is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II by the NC Board of Nursing Nurse Aide Registry.

Note: For state certification information, contact the NC Board of Nursing at (919) 782-3211.

Entrance Criteria

Contact the Health Education Department of Forsyth Tech at 336-734-7734 for Entrance Requirements.

Cost:

$250 + cost of books and supplies

Duration:

12 weeks

Location:

2701 Unversity Parkway, Winston Salem, NC

Office Professional Certification

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number

Description

This 12-week course includes: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. The course also covers: Email Etiquette, Techniques for Business Research, Customer Relations and Service, Teambuilding Skills, and Organizational Skills.

Certificate awarded at successful completion of course.

828 298 9023 for more information

Cost:

$185.00 (includes tuition and fees.)

Location:

1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville

More Info:

Scholarships Available

Peer Support Training by VAYA Health

How do I register? Visit: www.vayahealth.com Print your application and two reference sheets. When completed mail to: Vaya Health/Smoky Mountain Attention: Peer Support Training 408-B Spaulding Road Marion, NC 28752 PSSTraining@vayahealth.com or call 1-800-893-6246 x3357

Description

This training involves lectures and group activities. The group activities require respect and support. The trainers will utilize class participation, involvement in group activities, as well as general attendance to assess readiness to deliver peer support services in a professional setting. In addition to providing education to participants, there will be skill-building through role plays, take-home activities, and sharing of personal recovery experiences related to overcoming mental health and/or addiction challenges. Vaya Health’s North Carolina Peer Support Specialist training is a 40-hour program scheduled on five days. A brief graduation ceremony will be held on the afternoon of the final training day. Our current training curriculum meets the criteria set forth by the state of North Carolina.

Entrance Criteria

• You are required to have a minimum of nine (9) months of demonstrated, sustained recovery to be eligible for this training. You must also have a High School Diploma or GED. • To receive a completion of training certificate, students must be present and participate on ALL of the scheduled days and hours. If you are unable to attend all hours, please do not apply at this time. Students who do not complete all 40 hours will not earn the certificate of completion, which is required for NC Peer Support Specialist Certification.

Cost:

$30

Duration:

1 Week

Location:

Goodwill Career Center 1616 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806

More Info:

Scholarships Available

Personal Care Aide

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number

Description

Personal home care aides constitute one of the largest and fastest-growing workforce fields in the country. This learner-centered class will include guest speakers from the health care industry, role plays, case scenarios, small-group work, and other forms of interactive learning focused on the competencies that trainees need to perform well on the job. Working environments include private homes, small residential facilities, group homes, and larger facilities. PCA duties may include tasks such as assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, cooking, and light housekeeping.

 

Interview Facilitation Program

Goodwill has partnered with local employers who prefer employees to be trained as PCAs. At the successful completion of class students will be able to interview for a career as a Personal Care Aide.

Entrance Criteria

No prerequisite courses or tests are required.

Cost:

Free

Duration:

4 Weeks

Location:

Goodwill Career Center 1616 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806

Pharmacy Assistant

This course requires a textbook.

Description

This course is specifically designed to orient students to the work of pharmacy technicians. It will deal with the clinical applications of drug regulation and control, pharmaceutical terminology, medications and their usage, as well as a general review of community pharmacy practice. Upon completion of this program, a student should be ready to enter on-the-job training course for technicians or formal, structured pharmacy technician training program.

Entrance Criteria

High school diploma or GED.

Cost:

$135 + textbook

Duration:

8 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Providence Culinary Training

Description

The Providence Culinary Training Program provides community members with skills, knowedge and support for securing employment in the food service industry. Many Providence Culinary students are looking to learn new skills and regain their footing after job loss; others are experiencing different challenges, perhaps recovery from addiction or difficulty finding work after spending time in prison. Regardless of circumstances, Providence Culinary offers the opportunity for a fresh start.

Led by Chef Jeff Bacon, an ACF Certified Executive Chef and member of the American Academy of Chefs, Providence Culinary is a certified model program of Catalyst Kitchens. Candidates are referred to our program by Forsyth Technical Community College, Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC, partner agencies of Second Harvest Food Bank and others. Sessions meet for 13 weeks (12 weeks of instruction and a one-week internship).

Classes held during the first 12 weeks meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Training includes: certification in ServSafe® sanitation, basic culinary, basic baking skills, knife skills, kitchen safety, mass food production, cook-chill technology training, and catering production.

Training also includes instruction and activities designed to help ensure students are “workplace ready.” The one-week internship with a local food service organization or restaurant provides students with “real world” job experience. Selected graduates can extend their training through Providence Culinary’s   Hospitality Residency Program, housed at Second Harvest Food Bank’s Providence Restaurant and Catering, and all graduates are encouraged to obtain further training and professional development through continued study.

Providence Culinary graduates between 60-80 students per year, ready for employment in the food service and hospitality industries. Throughout their training, students have the opportunity to support Second Harvest Food Bank’s core food distribution program as they learn about mass food production and prepare ready-to-heat meals for Second Harvest Food Bank’s partner programs.

 

 

Entrance Criteria

Minimum of 6th grade reading level and 5th grade math level.

Cost:

Registration Fee: $190. Note: There is an additional fee payable to the Second Harvest Food Bank to cover drug screening, criminal background check, ServSafe certification and knife kit.

Time(s):

MTWTHF 8:30am - 3:00pm

Duration:

325 hours

Location:

3655 Reed Street, Winston-Salem, NC

Resume Workshop

Description

Do you need a resume? If you have one, is it working for you?  Have you obtained an interview? Let’s work together to make sure you are highlighting all of your KSA’s:   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.

Cost:

FREE

Date(s):

Monday-Thursday

Time(s):

10:30am-1:00pm

Location:

Goodwill Career Connections-Salisbury
1923 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

More Info:

For more information, call (704) 638-6434

Servsafe Certification

*when requesting information please include: full name and a telephone number

Description

ServSafe is a safe food-handling certification that is nationally recognized and is required for food & beverage establishments.

Administered by a proctored on-line test. This service will allow immediate results.

Textbook lending is available prior to taking the exam and is provided on a first come first serve basis.

This class is offered as a one-day class. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 75%, the student will earn a national certification for the proper guidelines for handling food.

Entrance Criteria

Participants must have a photo ID and establish a ServSafe login and password. Follow this web address to begin the set up for your ServSafe login: www.servsafe.com/ss/UserProfile/UserLogin.aspx Laptops are provided for the exam.

Cost:

$106

Duration:

1 Day

Location:

Goodwill Career Center 1616 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806

More Info:

Scholarships Available

Trans Tech/Class A CDL

How do I apply for the program? Call 828-483-6666 Or email Hope@trans-tech.net

Description

TRANSTECH provides truck driver training with emphasis on highway safety. After this course you will qualify for entry-level employment as drivers in the trucking industry. You will learn in a classroom and field/open road training for a total of 160 hours.

 

The below agencies provide funding for TransTech’s training program for those individuals who are unemployed, underemployed – or for those of low income or additional needs:

Entrance Criteria

• Must be 21 years old or older • Have valid Social Security Card • Currently possess a valid NC driver’s license (or be able to attain one) • ACCEPTABLE motor vehicle report (driving record) • BE DRUG FREE and able to pass a pre-employment and random drug test • Have the ability to read, write (entries and reports), speak and understand the English language; to be able to communicate with instructing personnel – and to understand highway traffic signs and signals, and to respond to official inquiries (when required). Interpretation is neither allowed by regulation – nor provided during instruction.

Cost:

$2,785

Duration:

4 Weeks

Location:

Contact for class location

More Info:

Scholarships Available

Unarmed Security Officer Training

Training Requirements: Must complete 16 hours of classroom training.

Description

Would you like to work as an Unarmed Security Officer?

In order to become a Security Officer in North Carolina, each applicant must meet minimum standards as set forth under North Carolina General Statute 74-C the Private Protective Services Act Title 12 of North Carolina Administrative Code. Unarmed security guards are required to be licensed/registered. Certain basic criteria must be met before applying.

In North Carolina unarmed security guards are required to be licensed/registered.

Cost:

$100

Time(s):

9:00am-5:00pm

Duration:

2 days

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Veterinary Assistant Training: Advanced

For additional information please contact Forsyth Tech Community College Customer Service Center at 336.734.7023.

Description

We will expand upon some of the small animal topics discussed in the Beginning Veterinary Assistant Course. Additional topics will include small animal chronic and frustrating diseases, prescription diets, evaluating laboratory tests, behavior, pharmacology and dentistry. Restraint, handling, basic husbandry and diseases of pocket pets, reptiles and birds will be discussed along with large animal medicine topics. No hands-on opportunities with animals will be included in this course.

Entrance Criteria

Completion of the Veterinary Assistant Training: Beginning course or experience as a Veterinary Assistant.

Cost:

$135+ textbook

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Veterinary Assistant Training: Beginning

For additional information please contact Forsyth Tech Community College Customer Service Center at 336.734.7023.

Description

Learn the basics of working in a veterinary hospital. Course topics include canine and feline anatomy and physiology, reproduction, nutrition, restraint and handling, infectious and metabolic diseases, prevention health, first aid, diagnostics, and surgical room procedures, as well as equine medicine.

Note: This course offers non-paid, supervised internship programs with the Humane Society of the Piedmont and the Forsyth Humane Society where you will be able to handle dogs and cats plus perform numerous diagnostic procedures.

Cost:

$135 + text book

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Welding: ARC

Note: You are required to have your own safety glasses.

Description

This course will instruct you in welding safety of the Shield Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW-Stick), proper techniques and electrode selection for welding plate to meet AWS (vertical up) welding code. You will be welding with E6010 and E7018. Upon completion of the class, you should have the skills to pass the 3G/4G weld test to AWS standards.

This course is 96 hours of instruction, lecture and practice and 12 hours of HRD instruction for a total of 108 hours.

Cost:

$230

Duration:

18 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Welding: Basics & Beyond

Description

Have you ever wanted to learn how to weld? You are not alone! Welding is used in thousands of ways from creating art to building spaceships. Whether you are an artist, a weekend warrior, or curious about welding as a career, learn about various welding methods and techniques, such as GMAW (MIG), GTAW (TIG), And SMAW (stick), as well as the different types of welding equipment, basic welding safety, and the use of various tools to prepare metals for welding.

Note: This course is for beginners, but all skills levels are welcome

Cost:

$230

Duration:

12 weeks

Location:

2701 Unversity Parkway, Winston Salem, NC

Welding: Industrial

Description

This course provides instruction on the principles and practices of welding. Emphasis is on the blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection and destructive and non-destructive testing. Course content will be specific to a particular welding process such as SMAW (stick), GMAW (MIG) and GTAW (TIG). Upon completion you will the knowledge base to sit for various industry-specific certifications.

Cost:

$270

Duration:

16 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Welding: MIG

Note: You are required to have your own safety glasses.

Description

This course will instruct you in welding safety of the Metal Inert Gas/Metal Flux-Core Welding process (MAW/MFC-Wire), proper techniques, machine setup, inert gas and wire selection for welding both light and heavy plate to meet AWS (vertical-down and flat) welding code. You will be welding with solid and flux core wires. Upon completion of the class, you should have the skills to pass the 1G/2G & 1F weld test to AWS standards. The course is 96 hours of instruction, lecture and practice and 12 hours of HRD instruction for a total of 108 hours.

After completing this course, you may retake the course at an advanced level.

Cost:

$230

Duration:

18 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Welding: TIG

Description

This is a one semester 48 hour course designed to train the student in the basic principles of TIG welding. Students will operate AC-DC transformer type welding machines. Studies will include heat ranges, polarities, and the use of wire electrodes and shielding gases. Welding will be performed on mild steel and aluminum l in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Safety will be emphasized throughout the course in the use of tools and equipment. Safety glasses are required.

Entrance Criteria

Prerequisite: Must have completed ARC or MIG Welding.

Cost:

$230

Duration:

9 weeks

Location:

2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

Workplace Computer Skills

Registration must take place at the Goodwill Workforce Development Center in Lexington, NC no later than one week prior to the beginning of the course.

Description

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. This course prepares students for the technological demands of the current workplace. Students will learn how to create resumes, apply for jobs, and function successfully in a working environment where computers and other similar technologies are in use. Students will also learn primary concepts of Microsoft Office Suite. Course work includes keyboarding, word-processing, internet awareness, job search strategies, and more! No previous computer knowledge is required.

Cost:

FEE WAIVED for those who qualify

Date(s):

To Be Announced

More Info:

Call Goodwill Career Connections at 336-236-8021 for additional information