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February 2022

Mission Moment: Meet Pam

By | Goodwill News, Success Stories

Pam L. had been a participant with the Goodwill Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) since 2019.  SCSEP is specifically designed for participants age 55 and older.  Pam trained with different Host Agencies in order to sharpen her employment and training skills. Host Agencies partner with Goodwill in order to provide participants with real time work experience.  SCSEP Program Manager, Cyndie Lombardo had worked with Pam and watched her develop since the summer of 2021, she noticed that Pam had very good administrative skills.  Since Cyndie was new in her role, she needed someone to assist her in her duties and Pam was a perfect fit. Pam was hired, in December as Cyndie’s assistant.  She has proven herself to be very valuable assisting with day to day training of participants and learning the workings of the SCSEP Program.  Welcome aboard Pam!

New Executive Director of Ohio Association of Goodwill Industries visits Toledo

By | Goodwill News, News For You

On Wednesday, February 16th Goodwill Industries of NW Ohio’s CEO, Amy Wachob, hosted the newly selected Executive Director of Ohio Association of Goodwill Industries (OAGI), Prince.  During his visit, he attended a Staff Meeting of Executives and toured the Administration Office as well as one of the Job Connection Centers, located at 1120 Madison Ave. in downtown Toledo.

OAGI is an association of 16 Goodwill Industries in Ohio. We work together to identify and monitor important issues and for OAGI members, engage in public policy discussions, and facilitate collaboration among autonomous Goodwill Industries.​

 

 

Mission Moment: Meet Dontae

By | Goodwill News, News For You, Reentry Program, Success Stories, Workforce Development

Dontae came as a referral from the local Volunteers of America (VOA) at the beginning of January. He had been released from prison for 6 months and he was a transitional control.  He was job searching and he was referred to Goodwill Industries from his case manager at the VOA.  Dontae obtained employment with the help of the Goodwill Reentry Navigator at the Toledo Mobis of North America production facility in the Chrysler Jeep industrial complex.  Once he obtained the job, the Goodwill Reentry program assisted him with purchasing some work clothing and work boots for him.  Dontae is very happy and pleased with his job and the services he received at Goodwill.  Nice work Dontae!

Goodwill launches Good Rides

By | Contract Services, Goodwill News, News For You, Workforce Development

Toledo, OH – Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, Inc. will officially launch its newest workforce development program Good Rides on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Good Rides is a workforce development program designed to help individuals facing transportation barriers getting to and from work. Goodwill purchased a shuttle bus to help with the widespread issue and participants enrolled in the program will work with navigators to identify their barriers. Once identified, the navigators will create plans to overcome the challenges in order to become transportation independent.

Goodwill is currently working with area employers on the program and the launch will involve Whitmer High School interns working at Rosenboom, located in Bowling Green, OH. Students will leave directly from Whitmer High School to Rosenboom and will be returned to school following their shift.

“This really is an exciting program. We have been talking with area employers and people we serve for quite some time and transportation has frequently been mentioned as a challenging barrier to employment”, said Amy Wachob, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, Inc. “We are anticipating that the Good Rides Program will make a significant impact on eliminating a workplace barrier.” Wachob further states, “It is important to note that this is not a public transportation program, this is a workforce development program. Its design and intent is to work with individuals one-on-one and provide a lasting workplace solution. We are very encouraged by the depth of interest from both the people we serve as well as area employers. We have already been asked to increase our fleet!”

For more information on Goodwill’s Good Rides Program call or email:

Phone: 419-255-0070 ext. 3201

Email:  dtakats@goodwillnwohio.org