Goodwill of Colorado is pleased to announce that our Learn. Improve. Focus. Thrive. (LIFT) Program has expanded additional workforce and career development programs to the Denver area. Programs housed under LIFT now include BankWork$, Facilities Management, and our popular IT Training program.
“While Goodwill is usually thought of as a retail store, and a great place to find unique treasures, we offer so much more,” said Denise Krug, Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Programs for Goodwill of Colorado. “We are a major provider of workforce development and skills training. Adding these additional workforce development programs like our IT Training program and a Facilities Management pre-apprenticeship to the Denver area allows us to continue to expand our mission of helping Coloradans achieve greater independence.”
Goodwill’s long-established BankWork$ program has been offered in the Denver area since 2016 and offers free, eight-week training to adults seeking a rewarding career in the banking industry—ranging from tellers to customer service to personal bankers. The BankWork$ broad curriculum includes mock interviews, job placement assistance and mentoring to foster job satisfaction and career advancement opportunities. BankWork$ is currently enrolling for its second cohort in 2022, so individuals interested in can email BankWorks@goodwillcolorado.org.
New to the LIFT program in Denver are the Facilities Management and IT Training programs.
In partnership with the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), Goodwill’s Facilities Management program will provide career pathways for Denver-area residents and provide a platform for individuals to improve environmental quality. In this pre-apprenticeship program, participants will learn credentials towards their facilities management apprenticeship through courses taken. At the end of the pre-apprenticeship program, 15 individuals will be selected to move into the facilities management apprenticeship, where Goodwill will work with each of them to help get them placed into a facilities management position.
The IT Training Program offers national certifications in Security+, A+ and Net+ which provides the fundamentals of security, networking, operating systems, troubleshooting and technical support. Participants can also learn foundation-level skills to install, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a corporate network.
Both the Facilities Management and IT Training programs are open for participants to apply. For more information on the Facilities Management program, please email IFMAProgram@goodwillcolorado.org. To learn more about the IT Training program please email ITTraining@goodwillcolorado.org.
For over 100 years in Colorado, Goodwill has been a leading workforce provider, helping people empower themselves with the skills and job support services they need to thrive. In 2021, Goodwill of Colorado served more than 124,000 Coloradans and provided over 18,000 with job training and career services. Our workforce and career development programs help individuals with disabilities, older adults, youth, veterans and military families, and persons with barriers to employment achieve greater personal and economic independence through various career development programs.