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GOOD NEWS from Goodwill is a monthly newsletter designed to highlight events and classes at Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries' Learning Centers as well as various other educational and employment opportunities! Scroll through this newsletter to see what Goodwill has to offer you!
 
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FREE Careers in Retail Program!
MAY JOB FAIRS

Location:  Waco Goodwill Learning Center
Address:  1700 S. New Road, Waco, TX 
Date:  Friday, May 20th
Time:  10 am to 2 pm 

Location:  Belton Goodwill Learning Center
Address:  2601 Commerce Street, Belton, TX
Date:  Wednesday, May 25th
Time:  10 am to 2 pm

*PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
If interested in attending one of the job fairs listed above, please visit the specified Learning Center PRIOR to the date of the event to register.
WACO LEARNING CENTER
Free Computer Classes
Our free computer classes are great if you are new to computers and/or looking to sharpen your computer skills. Registration is required. Please stop by the Learning Center to register for our free computer classes.
 
Can't make it to class due to scheduling conflicts? Set up an individual computer tutoring time with one of our Learning Center staff!

Mousing Around Mondays
Brand new to computers? Not ready to sing up for a class just yet? Mousing Around is a tutorial to help you become comfortable using the primary components of a computer before singing up to take one of our computer classes. A lab attendant will be available form 9:00 am - 3:00 pm every Monday to help guide you. Come by during that time and we will get you started!

Job Search & Resume Assistance
Need some guidance as you job search and/or prepare or update your resume? A lab attendant will be available everyday Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to assist you in getting your resume ready to submit for job applications.

Free Employability Skills Workshops
Starting January 2016, the Learning Center will offer weekly 2 hour employability skills classes. Completion of 1 employability class is required to schedule an individual job search, resume, or interviewing appointment with Learning Center staff. The following classes will be offered:
Resume Writing
Interview and Self-Presentation
**See Waco Learning Center Calendar to view dates and times for classes

McLennan Community College Continuing Education Computer Classes
The Learning Center will offer Excel 2010 and Basic Workplace Computer Skills during the month of May.

Basic Workplace Computer Skills: Mon, Wed, Fri from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Microsoft Excel: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

*Please contact McLennan Community College to register. Registration for each month-long course is $10.
 

Questions/Appointments: Give us a call at 254-753-7337
TEMPLE LEARNING CENTER

CPR Certification Class 

The class will be $40, payable via cash or money order only. Participants must bring payment and valid photo ID to attend. This course will provide certification through the American Heart Association for the following: Infant CPR, Child CPR, Adult CPR, First Aid, AED, and Choking. Registration REQUIRED - please contact the Temple Learning Center to register.

When: Wednesday, May 25th, 5:30 pm


GED Classes
The Temple Learning Center is excited to announce that GED classes will officially begin this year! We've partnered with Temple College to host GED classes weekly, at the Temple Learning Center. Orientation and assessment are REQUIRED and can be completed Mondays, between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. For more information, please contact Temple College (254) 298-8620 or
 
Financial Education Classes

Are you planning on becoming more financially responsible in 2015? BBVA Compass bank is providing a free financial class every month to help you do that. This class is free & available to anybody in the community interested in working on their finances.

 

When: "Money Matters", Wednesday, May 18th, 1:00 pm 

 

Parenting and Anger Management Classes
The Temple Goodwill Learning Center has partnered with Aware Central Texas to provide Parenting and Anger Management classes each week. Please see the Temple Learning Center calendar for specific class dates of contact Joey Ellis for information by calling (254) 239-6950. Classes are $20

When: Thursdays at 6:00 PM

 

 

Questions? Call the Temple Learning Center at 254-773-6424!
BELTON LEARNING CENTER
GED Classes
We are pleased to announce that we now have GED classes at our Belton Learning Center! These classes are through Temple College, FREE to the public, and are individualized. If interested, you must attend orientation at the Belton Learning Center, Mondays at 11:00 am. If interested in starting GED classes, please contact Temple College at (254) 298-8620 or by email at GED@templejc.edu.

When: Every Monday & Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


CPR Certification Class
The class will be $40, payable via cash or money order only. Participants must bring payment and valid photo ID to attend. This course will provide certification through the American Heart Association for the following: Infant CPR, Child CPR, Adult CPR, First Aid, AED, and Choking. Registration REQUIRED - please contact the Learning Centers to register. 

When: Wednesday, May 18th at 5:30 pm


Financial Education Classes
Are you planning on becoming more financially responsible in 2016? BBVA Compass bank is providing a free financial class every month to help you do that. These classes are free and available to anybody in the community interested in working on their finances.
 
When: "Money Matters" Wednesday, May 18th at 1:00 pm


Parenting and Anger Management Classes
The Belton Goodwill Learning Centers partners with Aware Central Texas to provide Parenting, Anger Management, Mood Management, Stress Management, and Juvenile Anger Management each week. Please see the Belton Learning Center calendar for specific dates or contact Joey Ellis at (254) 239-6950. Classes are $20.

When: Tuesdays from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Computer Classes
Interested in learning the basics of utilizing a computer? Need help navigating through the internet? Curious about accessing and using email to communicate with employers, family, and friends? Struggling to utilize Microsoft Office? If you answered "YES" to the previous questions, swing by the Belton Learning Center to take advantage of our FREE Computer Basics, Internet and Email, or Introductory Microsoft Office classes.

Computer Basics: Mondays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Internet & Email: Tuesdays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Intro to Word/Excel: Thursdays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (alternating weeks)
 
 
Questions/Appointments? Please call us at 254-613-4334!
KILLEEN LEARNING CENTER
Bell County School of Defensive Driving:
(All courses: state approved certificate issued at end of class)
- Convenient location at affordable cost.
- Learn from certified professional driving instructors.
- Master the basics and learn road skills for the DMV driving test.
- Get trained in safety procedures and defensive driving.
- Gain confidence and skill for driving in difficult situations.
-Most insurance carriers offer a driver improvement discount for taking this course.
 
When: By appointment only, evening & weekend hours available
NEXT CLASS: May 17th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Cost: Defensive Driving - $35
Tobacco, Drug, & Alcohol Driving Awareness - $60
MIP - $60
DWI & Advanced DWI - $90
Adult Driver's Education - $60


Lone Star Legal Aid 
Do you have questions about civil law issues that needs answers?
Do you need help preparing a will, power of attorney or medical directives?
Do you need help applying for benefits, such as foods stamps? 
Lone Star Legal Aid will be on site to provide cost free assistants:
 
When: Tuesday, May 24th
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


10 Hour Industry OSHA Certification
Course curriculum includes:          
Electrical
Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans & Fire Prevention    
Safety and Health Programs
Walking and Working Surfaces  
Flammable and Combustible Liquids 
Personal Protective Equipment
Machine Guarding               
Hazard Communication       
Introduction to Blood borne Pathogens 
 
When: Part 1 - Saturday, May 7th 8-1PM
            Part 2 - Saturday May 14th 8-1PM
Note: Limit 15 persons per class
Cost: $200.00 per person includes class material and hands-on instruction
Pre-registration is required.
 
 
Mood and Stress Management Classes 
- Learn how to identify the five factors (STORC)  that make up human emotion.
- Learn how to use cognitive behavior techniques to manage moods and negative feelings
- Learn how to replace destructive and avoidant ways of responding to negative moods with positive responses. 

 When: Thursdays, May 12th, 19th, 26th 
Parenting 9-11AM
Anger Management 12-2PM
Mood/Stress Mgmt. 2-3PM
Juvenile Anger Management 3-4PM
Classes are $20.00 per session


CPR Training Class certified by the American Heart Association 
Successful completion of an in-person or blended learning course gives you a two-year certification in adult and/or pediatric CPR.
Topics include: 
Infant CPR, Child CPR, Adult CPR, First Aid, AED, Choking 
Participants must bring valid Photo ID.
$40 Payable via Cash or Money Order Only: 
Pre-Registration is required.


Youth Employment Support
Get ready for the summer hiring season for ages 15-20 years.

Learn how to fill out job applications

Interviewing techniques

Volunteering/Internship

Resume writing

Professional Attire

 

When: Tuesday, May 31st - 4:30 - 6:30PM
Pre-Registration is required. 


Resume Writing Class
Do you need to create a resume that tells prospective employers exactly what you want them to know about you and why you would be a good fit for their open positions?
Join us at the Goodwill Learning Center for our Resume Writing Class
 
When: Wednesday, May 11th, 12 pm to 2 pm
     Friday, May 27th, 10 pm to 12 pm
Limit 12 people per class
Pre-registration is required.

 
Computer Basics Classes
The Killeen Learning Center will provide computer classes weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Classes include the following:
- Computer Basics
- Email for Beginners & Intermediate Users
- Internet Navigation
- Introduction to Microsoft Word
- Introduction to Microsoft Excel
 
* Seating is limited, must pre-register *
Monthly Classes &
Events Calendars
Click the appropriate link below to view the class and events calendar for the Learning Center in your area.


Getting to Know Our Mission Services Team
Connecting you with the dedicated team working hard to fulfill our mission at Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries each day.


Beverly Wilson
Program Specialist
Temple/Belton/Killeen Learning Centers

Beverly's Mission:
"To be of service to people and assist them in achieving their goals and purpose in life."
CAREERS IN RETAIL

Do you currently work in or have experience in the retail, restaurant, or hospitality industry? Ar you ready to turn you job into a career? If you answered "yes" to both questions above then check out Careers in Retail! This initiative focuses on helping participants gain the leadership development skills necessary to advance in their position and provide employers qualified individuals to fill mid-level jobs within the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries. To find out more, please
click here.
 
If interested in applying for the Careers in Retail program, please click here for the application and return it to any of our Learning Center locations. If you have any questions about the program, please email careersinretail@hotgoodwill.org or contact your local Goodwill Learning Center.

Operation: Good Jobs

Operation: GoodJobs assists all veterans, transitioning military (Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserves), and their families with job training and placement services with individualized, holistic service plans to help each participant succeed. The plan services the needs of the whole family with the goal of achieving job placement, retention, and long-term financial stability.

For more information, please contact the Program Manager, Katie Martin.

(254) 399-0191
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