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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!
WACO LEARNING CENTER

HIRING EVENT
On August 12th, the Waco Learning Center will host a job fair for C3 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. They will be searching for Customer Service Representatives. Please contact the Learning Center to pre-register for this event. Spots are limited.
(254) 753-7337


CAREERS IN RETAIL JOB FAIR
Interested in working in the retail, food service, or hospitality industries? The Waco Learning Center will host a job fair with employers from these industries on August 19th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the Waco Learning Center for more information and to pre-register. Spots are limited for this job fair. (254) 753-7337


JOB FAIR PREPARATION CLASS
Need to update your resume or work on your interview skills before attending the Waco Learning Center's Job Fairs? Contact the Learning Center to sign up for a
 Resume and Interview Workshop. Two workshops will be offered in August:


Tuesday, August 9th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday, August 11th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


INTRO TO EXCEL-Saturday Class
Having trouble making it to one of Goodwill's weekday computer classes? Join us for a FREE Intro to Excel class on Saturday August 20th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. This is a beginner class for those interested in learning about the Excel environment and its basic functions. It's a great start for those that want some preparation before registering for our month-long MCC Continuing Education Excel 2010 course which takes place in September! 


FORKLIFT CLASS
Learn how to correctly operate a forklift according to OSHA safety regulations on Saturday August 27th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Topics include forklift physics, lift truck safety, maintenance, and refueling/recharging. Additional hands-on forklift operation training provided. Please contact the Learning Center to register. Cost is $80 per student, $65 for Veterans. 


For dates and times classes held each month, please click on the Waco calendar located in this email.
 


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, August 24th 5:30 pm




GED CLASSES

GED Classes will resume at the Temple Learning Center beginning August 1, 2016. For more information, please contact Temple College (254) 298-8620 or

 

FINANCIAL EDUCATION CLASSES
BBVA Compass and Goodwill have partnered to offer financial education courses each month in the Temple Learning Center. If you are interested in learning more about Checking Accounts, join us for "Check It Out", taught by staff from BBVA Compass on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:00 pm. 




PARENTING, MOOD, AND STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASSES
The Temple Goodwill Learning Center has partnered with Aware Central Texas to provide Parenting, Mood, and Stress Management classes each week. 
  • Learn to identify the five factors (STORC) that make up human emotion.
  • Learn how to use of cognitive behavioral techniques to manage moods and negative feelings.
  • Learn to replace destructive and avoidant ways of responding to negative moods (such as drinking) with positive responses.
  • Learn parenting skills
Contact Joey Ellis for information by calling (254) 239-6950. Classes are $20 per session




RESUME WRITING AND INTERVIEW/SELF-PRESENTATION CLASS
Do you need help creating a resume that tells prospective employers exactly what you want them to know about yourself and why you would be a good fit for their open positions? Do you want to learn the proper way to present yourself in an interview and tips that will help you land the job you want?  Join us at the Temple Learning Center for our Resume Writing and Interviewing/Self-Presentation Class on Friday, August 5th and 19th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.


 
NEED HELP APPLYING FOR BENEFITS?
Staff at the Temple Learning Center are trained to assist individuals navigate the Your Texas Benefits website. If you need help applying or reapplying for Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, or CHIP, Goodwill can help!


For dates and times classes held each month, please click on the Temple calendar located in this email.




Questions? Call the Temple Learning Center at 254-773-6424!
BELTON 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 Learning Centers to register. 



When: Wednesday, August 17th at 5:00 pm




FINANCIAL EDUCATION CLASSES
BBVA Compass and Goodwill have partnered to offer financial education courses each month in the Belton Learning Center. If you are interested in learning more about Checking Accounts, join us for "Check It Out", taught by staff from BBVA Compass on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:00 pm. 




PARENTING, ANGER, MOOD, & STRESS 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 per session




BRING EVERYONE IN THE ZONE-SUPPORT GROUP
Join a group that provides Peer Support in a myriad of ways to Service Members, Veterans their Families and Caregivers (SMVFC), especially those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma and other traumatic events in their lives.  This group helps improve the quality of life for the SMVP.


When: Mondays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm




COMPUTER SKILLS 2.0
Want to upgrade your computer skills and set yourself apart from your peers (job-seekers, etc)? Ever wonder what "the cloud" is and why it's such a big deal? Are you scared, confused, or just don't know where to start? Join us for a guided tour of Google Apps, Trello, Social Media Apps, and other collaborative web applications. Get your questions answered and don't be left in the dark again! This class takes place each Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.






For dates and times classes held each month, please click on the Belton calendar located in this email.
 
 
Questions/Appointments? Please call us at 254-613-4334!
Monthly Classes &
Events Calendars
Click the appropriate link below to view the class and events calendar for the Learning Center in your area.








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
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.


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.
-Cost-effective drug classes, alcohol awareness classes, adn minor in possession (MIP) courses are ideal for court, and personal, requirements.
 
When: By appointment only, evening & weekend hours available

NEXT CLASS: Tuesday, August 16th, 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




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 Killeen Learning Center for the Resume Writing Class.
 
When: August 12th from 10 am to 12 pm &
Friday, August 26th from 1 pm to 2 pm
     Limit 8 people per class
Pre-registration is required.




CPR CERTIFICATION CLASS  
The class will be $40, payable via cash or money order only.
 
Participants must bring a valid ID to attend. This course will provide certification through the American Heart Association. Please call to register for the class. Next offering will be on Wednesday, August 17th at 3:30 pm.




For dates and times classes held each month, please click on the Killeen calendar located in this email.


Location: Killeen Learning Center, 4004 E. Stan Schlueter Loop
Questions? Feel free to call us at (254) 634-0637
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