Tacoma Goodwill Industries Programs
Tacoma Goodwill has offered free financial literacy courses for the past five years and now offers personalized financial coaching to South King county residents who are interested. Many South King County residents participate in the numerous training programs given just over the county line in Tacoma:
- custodial training
- restaurant skills
- warehouse and distribution training
- office essentials
- and others
A cake decorating class is being joint ventured with Fred Meyer so that individuals can get jobs throughout many counties.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
A pressing need is to find donors to support our Scholarship Fund. This fund helps to cover the cost of short term training programs available to anyone from South King County and the areas we serve - Custodial, Computer Skills, Warehouse/Logistics, Culinary, and Retail Skills training. The Scholarship Fund is fully tapped every year due to the demand for our free vocational training and job placement services for people who need our help. xxxx
Last year alone, We placed 1,900 people directly into jobs, 25% above our goal.