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.
- Basketball: Columbia River gets dramatic, Skyview gets defensive, and Camas just keeps winningThe three Clark County teams that played state regional basketball games in Battle Ground on Saturday – Skyview boys, Camas girls, and Columbia River boys – all won, and a total of eight teams from the county are still alive in their tournaments.
- State basketball: Ridgefield celebrates its new culture, and will be going to YakimaRidgefield girls, Camas boys score big wins in elimination games, Columbia River girls are still alive, but seasons end for Skyview girls and Seton Catholic girls at state regional basketball games Friday night.
- WA Dems signal passage for three initiatives getting hearings next weekWashington state Democrats have signaled a willingness to pass three initiatives to the Legislature scheduled for public hearings next week.
- Opinion: House Bill 1893 – Getting unemployment benefits to striking workers is a top priority for WSLCElizabeth Hovde of the Washington Policy Center asks if concerns from business and everyday Washingtonians will be enough to compete with labor-solicited communications and rallies?
- K-12 education, public safety lead list of changes made in supplemental budget adopted by SenateBy a strongly bipartisan 45-4 vote, the Senate today (Feb. 23) adopted a supplemental operating budget that would make important investments in K-12 education and public safety without requiring any tax increases.
- Person involved in officer-involved shooting identifiedThe Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified 53-year-old Jonathan Gale as the person who died in the Feb. 20 shooting.
- Vancouver Fire extinguishes high-rise fire at Smith TowerAt 10:25 a.m. Friday, the Vancouver Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a high-rise fire in the Smith Tower apartments at 515 Washington St. in downtown Vancouver.