The Academy at Goodwill Expands Its Learning Opportunities
Since July, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas’s programs have helped more than 9,000 Arkansans change their lives through education, training and employment. And now, that effort is expanding.
This year, one of those programs, The Academy at Goodwill is offering six new training courses to the public: CPR certification, Welding and four additional Certified Business Professional credentials (Business Communications, Business Etiquette & Professionalism, Leadership and Sales). Goodwill also offers a credential in Customer Service, OSHA 30 and forklift certification.
These programs prepare and train Arkansans for a variety of diverse, skilled jobs in Arkansas’s thriving economic environment.
“The Academy at Goodwill provides much-needed training for Arkansans seeking employment or in search of better-paying, higher-skill jobs. Employers are also using these courses as a way to better train their workforce.”
— Branndii Peterson, Program Development Manager – Business Relations
The Academy at Goodwill is a licensed trade school, offering specialized training and certifications valued by employers around the state.
For a list of course offerings, schedules and fees, click here.
3 Ways to File your Taxes for Free!
1. CALL AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT Trained and certified volunteers will be preparing FREE returns, by appointment only, for individuals making less than $54,000 annually. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Central Arkansas Development Council at (501) 326-6203.
2. VISIT A VITA SITE NEAR YOU If you do not live in the Greater Little Rock Area, you can find a free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site near you by visiting irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep.
3. FILE ONLINE There is also a separate program to help some individuals file e-taxes for free! Taxpayers with income below $66,000 in 2018 can file for free online at IRS.gov/FreeFile or MyFreeTaxes.com.
What’s Your Donation Worth in Tax Filing?
Color of the Week
The Color of the Week is YELLOW. Stop by your local Goodwill location and look for items with yellow tags for a 50% discount. The color will change Sunday, March 24th.
Vintage Stephen Dweck 3-Strand Gemstone Necklace
Antique Ethiopian Vellum Coptic Ge’ez Prayer Book
Ducks Unlimited Tom Taber Heron Wood Sculpture
Vintage Gurian J-M Jumbo Acoustic Guitar A1289
The First Graduates of Arkansas’ First Adult High School
Meet the six students who, on December 8th, became the first graduates of Arkansas’s first high school for adults! Congratulations Theresa, Rachel, Halley, Stefan, Trent and Dayshia!
The next term begins April 22, 2019. We are currently accepting applications. Click here to learn more.
Your Donations Create Jobs
Learn about the power of donations and how Goodwill turns your stuff into education and employment in order to help people with barriers to success.
Find Your Dream Job Through Us
Come, visit your local Goodwill Career Center and talk with our experienced staff as they help you find the right job for you, provide interview tips, and much more!
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