IT Training Program

Goodwill of Colorado Expands IT Training Program to Denver: Free and Flexible Courses Help Job Seekers “Wire-In” to Rewarding Careers

Denver, CO., July 20, 2022 – Goodwill of Colorado is excited to introduce its LIFT (Learn, Improve, Focus and Thrive) IT career training and placement program to the Denver-Metro region after four years successfully instructing and advancing the careers of hundreds of program participants in the Colorado Springs/Pikes Peak region. The nonprofit is one of only10 nationwide Goodwill organizations recognized as a leader in digital skills expansion and training.

Goodwill’s comprehensive LIFT IT program offers participants A+, Network+ and Security+ training and certifications focused on the fundamentals of security, networking, operating systems, troubleshooting and technical support—combining online and in-person coursework. Customized training also is available for employers enrolling multiple employees—including flexible study hours during the daytime, evenings and weekends.  

Additional Program Benefits Include:

  • Live Facilitator Support and Case Management
  • Job Placement and Retention Assistance
  • Paid Voucher for Certification Exam
  • Practice Quizzes and Online Learning Materials
  • Hands-on Learning Workshops
  • Résumé Building and Interview Prep

Goodwill initially is awarding 25 scholarships to Denver-Metro program participants but that number could grow to 75 participants in the future based on interest. “There is a huge need in our community for IT professionals and these acquired skills,” said Joe Mullally, Goodwill’s IT Instructional Services Manager. “This program primarily is aimed at re-establishing job seekers with IT backgrounds who currently are unemployed, along with providing advancement opportunities for current IT professionals; however, individuals exploring opportunities in the IT field are also welcome to apply.”

Interested individuals or organizations are encouraged to apply at 719-367-4895 or ITTraining@GoodwillColorado.org. Note: Goodwill is hosting an information session both in-person at 6850 Federal Blvd. and online (visit GoodwillColorado.org and browse “Upcoming Events”) on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.

About Goodwill of Colorado:

Goodwill of Colorado provides career development and community programs and resources for over 100,000 Coloradans with disadvantages each year—including military veterans, seniors, youth, and individuals with developmental and economic challenges. Through its thrift retail operations, donations, social enterprises, corporate partnerships and recycling processes, Goodwill has worked for more than a century in Colorado to ensure individuals have access to career and life pathways that allow them to live to their fullest potential and achieve their highest level of independence. Visit GoodwillColorado.org to learn more.

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