Wilkes County Career Center

Goodwill’s Wilkes County Career Center
1821 Us Highway 421, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
(336) 667-0889

Programs and Services

Career Connections – Goodwill’s Career Connections Centers offer free, personalized services to help job seekers including resume-writing assistance, skills assessment, career coaching, access to computers, help with interviewing skills and job placement services. Center staff also work closely with employers to help them fill employment gaps by matching them with qualified candidates who are ready to work. The Center hosts job fairs free of charge for area businesses and can provide screening services and other resources to streamline the process. Services offered at the Center include:

  • Career Planning
  • Resume Building
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Hot Jobs Resources (jobs in the area that are hiring)
  • Mock Interviews
  • Online and Paper Application Assistance
  • Center Resources (computers, telephone, fax machine, job fair/hiring events on location)

The Center also provides resources for Continuing Education in partnership with Wilkes Community College.

Career Connections is open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. We ask that all participants arrive between 8:30am-4:30pm. Contact: Lisa Barlow, lbarlow@goodwillnwnc.org, (336) 667-0889.

View the current Wilkes County Career Connections Center schedule.

Project Re-entry – Offers employment and training services that help former offenders find jobs and become productive members of the community. Goodwill partners with the Criminal Justice Department of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council and prisons within the Department of Public Safety to offer 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. Contact: Eric Jones, ejones@goodwillnwnc.org, (336) 667-5208.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) – Offered in partnership with Wilkes Community College. Develops skills in reading, writing, problem-solving, and math computation that help adults function in society, in the workplace or in one’s personal life. 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 Adult Education 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. Contact: Wilkes Community College ABE Instructor, (336) 667-2615.

Veterans Services – Provides free services to help veterans and military families find meaningful employment and financial stability through free employment assistance services, including career assessment, planning and coaching, job skills training, resume preparation, job placement, career readiness certification.