Winston-Salem Career Center

Winston-Salem Workforce Development Center
2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
(336) 724-3621

Programs and Services

Career Connections

Goodwill’s Forsyth County Career Connections Centers provide comprehensive resources for unemployed and underemployed individuals in the community. The centers offer free one-on-one services to help job seekers secure employment including: Skills Assessments, In-person and Virtual Career Coaching, Resume and Cover Letter writing, and assistance with applications. A wealth of employment resources are available such as computers and bulletin boards with the area’s most recent job openings. There are three offices located in Winston-Salem area:

  • Winston-Salem Workforce Development Center: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, (336) 724-3621
  • Liberty Street Career Connections Center: 1253 North Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, (336) 724-1299
  • Whitaker Regional Operations Center: 2760 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27127, (336) 201-0800

Career Connections are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information, please call Bryant King at (336) 724-1299 or email at bking@goodwillnwnc.org.

Veterans Services

Goodwill’s Veteran Services program connects United States Armed Forces Veterans and their families with the work and support they need. This program is designed to serve those who served by assisting them and their families with the following: Assessment and Planning, Career Coaching, Resume Preparation, LinkedIn Profile Setup, Job Skills Training, Career Placement Assistance, and Community Resource Information. In order to become a participant, you must be a Veteran of any United States Armed Service branch, be the spouse of a Veteran, or the dependent of a Veteran. Documentation is needed upon enrollment. For more information, please call Sandy Jolley at (336) 724-3621 ext. 1212 or email at sjolley@goodwillnwnc.org.

Ability Services

Ability Services provides skill development, career and life skills assistance, education and career services to persons with disabilities. The program accepts self-referrals as well as those from agencies such as Vocational Rehabilitation. The program is very individualized and addresses the unique goals of each individual. Services provided may include comprehensive vocational evaluation, work adjustment, job coaching, and community-based employment. For more information, please call Monique Wagner at (336) 724-3621 ext. 1282 or email at mwagner@goodwillnwnc.org.

NextGen Youth Services

NextGen Youth Services is a partnership with the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board, funded through Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) designed to assist young adults, ages 16-24 in overcoming barriers and reaching their educational and vocational goals. NextGen programming includes educational and career planning, job readiness, workplace mentoring, leadership development, and independent living. For more information, please call Devita Ewell at (336) 724-3621 ext.1334 or email at dewell@goodwillnwnc.org.

Skills Training

Skills Training provides courses designed to quickly and effectively improve students’ marketability in the workforce or prepare them for a new career field. Classes are offered in partnership with Forsyth Technical Community College and Trans Tech. Training options include Nurse Aide I and II, Pharmacy Assistant, Culinary Arts, Customer Relation Call Center, Facility Maintenance Tech, Welding, HVAC I and II, Forklift, Truck Driving and more! Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify for tuition based classes. All classes are open to the public. For more information, please call Tempy Albright at (336) 724-3621 ext. 1328 or email at talbright@goodwillnwnc.org.

Project Re-entry

Project Re-entry provides transition services that help justice involved individuals obtain employment and become productive members of the community. Goodwill partners with the Criminal Justice Department of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council, who works with the state prisons within the Department of Public Safety, to offer a system of pre- and post-release services that begin for participants up to twelve months prior to release. Long-term services continue after the participants are released including: individual transitional case management, employment training, job search assistance, career coaching, and personal assistance services. In become a participant in this program, and you were not able to begin while incarcerated, you must have a criminal history. For more information, please call Michael Thomas at (336) 724-3621 ext. 1331 or email at mthomas@goodwillnwnc.org.

Access Center Adult High School

Access Center Adult High School is a partnership between Goodwill and Forsyth Technical Community College. The goal of the program is to help adults (18+) who have previously dropped out of high school be able to earn their high school diploma while gaining a career credential at the same time. This is achieved through a collaboration of three key principles, which involve educating, equipping, and encouraging. For more information, please call Mandi Corbett at (336) 724-3621 or email Mcorbett@goodwillnwnc.org.

Professional Center

The Professional Center by Goodwill addresses the needs of the unemployed professional-level job seeker (professional defined by education and/or work experience) and those needing to transition career fields due to downsizing and/or changes in labor market trends. The Center addresses many of the concerns faced by the long-term unemployed, young professionals (recent college graduates), and veterans transitioning to civilian careers. For more information, please call Randy Wooden at (336) 464-0516 or email at rwooden@goodwillnwnc.org.

EDGE

The EDGE (Employment Development Generates Enrichment) program is a paid work experience opportunity to assist those with significant barriers to employment in gaining meaningful employment. A participant can be in the EDGE Program for up to 6 months or 650 hours and can gain: working experience, skills training, self-sufficiency coaching, and provides a temporary income. In order to participate in this training opportunity, individuals must be currently enrolled in a program within Goodwill’s Workforce Development Center. For more information on the Edge program and enrollment eligibility, please contact Sheila Baskett at (336) 724-3621 ext. 1216 or email at sbaskett@goodwillnwnc.org.