Education & Training Center



Our Education & Training Center located in Marion offers free job readiness classes that prepare individuals for employment success. The classes are tailored to assist participants with the basic knowledge and skill enhancement needed for seeking and maintaining employment.


Topics Include:

  • Networking Strategies
  • Dressing for Success
  • Interview Skills/Mock Interviews
  • Online Job Searches
  • Creation of Resume & Cover Letter
  • Using Social Media in the Job Search
  • Dealing With a Criminal Background


Class Schedule

For class schedule please contact: 740-751-4282 or


Job Preparation

We give people who want to work the tools and the confidence to seek, secure and keep a job.


Work Services/Opportunity Plus

Goodwill's Work Services/Opportunity Plus Programs provide transitional to permanent employment opportunities for individuals with employment barriers. Participants are given a chance to gain valuable work experience in a real world environment, which enables them to develop a work history and have a current reference from an employer. Demonstrating success in the work environment can significantly increase the likelihood of getting hired in an unsubsidized job for participants with unfavorable or no work history.


The programs not only improve the work skills and confidence level of individuals, but they also benefit the community at large by adding productive members to the workforce.


Prison Outreach

The Prison Outreach Program offers job readiness training, along with other tools and resources, which the inmates can use once they are released into the community.


Job Coaching

Job coaches specialize in assisting individuals with barriers to employment learn and accurately carry out job duties. They provide one-on-one training tailored to the needs of individuals. Job coaches may first do a job analysis to identify the job duties, followed by developing a specific plan as to how they can best train the individual to work gradually on his/her own until he/she is completely self-sufficient and able to perform job duties accurately and effectively without assistance.


For additional information about our job readiness classes, work services programs, and Goodwill's Education & Training Center, please contact: 740-751-4282 or