In Clark County, Goodwill instructors taught more than 1100 hours of classes to employees and community members in 2022
Did you know it can cost as much as $1,800 for a single undergraduate computer course at nearby universities? Or that a typical ESL tutor charges up to $150 for a one-hour lesson? Honing one’s computer and/or language skills can be extremely beneficial in terms of employability and career advancement; however, costs for these services can really add up.
Thanks to generous donors and loyal shoppers, Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette is able to provide Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Computer Basics, and ESL classes at no cost to participants. In Clark County, for instance, Goodwill instructors taught more than 1100 hours of classes to employees and community members in 2022, potentially saving folks thousands of dollars.
This year, the newly renovated Goodwill Community Training Center in Vancouver, will enable Goodwill Industries to offer more classes and assist more area residents in achieving their personal and professional goals. The brand-new space has been completely redesigned with additional classrooms that are larger, brighter, and feature enhanced technology to ensure an upgraded student experience.
Goodwill Community Training Center is located at 6425 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA, 98661. Doors open Thursday, April 13 at 9 a.m. There will be drawings for $100 Goodwill gift cards and Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle is scheduled for a tour at 10 a.m.
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- Ridgefield School District to host annual surplus equipment saleThe Ridgefield School District is holding a sale of surplus equipment and supplies, including furniture, books, computers, and more, on June 30th, at the RACC gym, with all items sold as-is.
- POLL: Should Washington voters have the opportunity to Reject ESSB 5599?Should Washington voters have the opportunity to Reject ESSB 5599?
- IBR successes and challenges after three and a half yearsThe Interstate Bridge Replacement (IBR) project faces both successes, such as securing significant funding and approval for light rail as the transit component, and challenges, including the lack of funding from Oregon, legislative obstacles, tolling controversies, and the requirement for approval from the US Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers.
- Opinion: Voters deserve the opportunity to ‘Reject 5599’Clark County Today Editor Ken Vance believes Washington lawmakers need to get out of the parenting business.