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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

Customer Service Essentials Training
Join us October 20th and 21st for our FREE Customer Service Essentials Class!  This class will provide you with Easy-to-remember guidelines for providing friendly and efficient selling techniques.  This course is a tool developed to help prep participants for the Customer Service and Sales Certification Exam through the National Retail Federation.  Class is held from 9 am to 12 pm on both days.  Sign up for free at our Learning Center today!


Aging & Disability Resource Center Walk N Roll Event
On October 18th, the Aging & Disability Resource Center will host its annual Walk N Roll event at Waco City Call from 1:30 pm to 4 pm.  This FREE event celebrates the contributions and abilities of people with disabilities.  Learning Center staff, alongside other businesses and social service providers, will have resource booths available to share about job opportunities and services in Waco.
 
Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce Greater Waco Career Fair 
Looking to network with employers from various industries across and learn about available community resources in the Greater Waco Area?  The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Career Fair on October 6th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Waco Convention Center.  Learning Center Staff will have a resource booth to share information about Goodwill programs and services.  This is a great opportunity for job seekers!  


Skillpoint Alliance CNA Professional Development Workshop
Skillpoint Alliance is still looking to recruit interested individuals for the upcoming CNA certification class!  Skillpoint Alliance provides FREE rapid workforce training geared towards in-demand local industries.  There will be an open house for anyone interested in the program on October 12th from 10 am to 11:30 am at Barron's Branch Apartments.  The CNA certification class will take place October 17 through November 11 from 8 am- 5 pm.  We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Skillpoint Alliance and will host a Professional Development Workshop on October 24th to train students on their resume writing and interview skills.  For more information and to apply, please contact Mallory Herridge at mherridge@skillpointalliance.com


*For dates and times of classes held each month, please click on the Waco calendar located in the Monthly Classes & Events Calendar section of this email*
 


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

Applying for Benefits
Applying or reapplying for Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, or CHIP on yourtexasbenefits.com?  Come to the Temple Learning Center to have a Certified Navigator assist you in applying for services!


Free GED Classes

GED classes will resume at the Temple Learning Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  The classes will be held from 9 am to 12 pm.  


Orientation is offered every Tuesday from 10 am to 12 pm.
 
Financial Advising Classes
It Pays to have a well-thought out financial plan.  "To Your Credit" with BBVA Compass.  This class will teach you how your Credit History affects your Credit Future.  BBVA will provide all the material needed to engage you in your financial recovery.  This class will be held on October 12th at 1 pm.


CPR Certification Class
The Temple Learning Center will host CPR Certification Class on October 12th at 4:30 pm.  The cost is $40.00, and can be paid by either cash or money order.




*For dates and times of classes held each month, please click on the Temple calendar located in the 
Monthly Classes & Events Calendar section of this email*








Questions/Appointments? Give us a call at 254-773-6424!
BELTON LEARNING CENTER

CPR Certification Class
The Belton Learning Center will host a CPR Certification Class on October 12th at 4:30 PM.  The cost is $40.00, and can be paid by cash or money order. 




*For dates and times of classes held each month, please click on the Belton calendar located in the 
Monthly Classes & Events Calendar section of this email*
 
 
 
Questions/Appointments? Please call us at 254-613-4334!
KILLEEN LEARNING CENTER
Forklift Training Class
The Killeen Learning Center will host a Forklift Training and Operations class on October 23rd from 9 am to 2 pm.  The class size limit is 12 participants, so be sure to register now!  Pre-registration can be done by calling us at (254) 634-0637.  The cost of the class is $65.00 per person for Forklift Training (includes class material and hands-on instruction), and $25.00 for Operations hands-on training.
 
Bell County School of Defensive Driving
Cost--$60.00
Convenient location at affordable cost.  Learn from certified professional driving instructor.  Master the basics and learn road skills for the DMV driving test.
Get trained in safety procedures and defensive driving.
Our cost-effective drug classes, alcohol awareness classes, and minor in possession (MIP) classes are ideal for court, and personal requirements.
Most insurance carriers offer a driver improvement discount for taking the course.  
This class will be held on Tuesday, October 18th from 9 am to 3 pm. 
This class is by appointment only.
 
CPR Certification Class
The Killeen Learning Center will host a CPR Certification Class on October 19th at 3:30 pm.  The cost is $40.00, and can be paid by cash or money order.


*For dates and times of classes held each month, please click on the Killeen calendar located in the
Monthly Classes & Events Calendar section of this email*
 
 
 
Questions? Feel free to call us at (254) 634-0637!
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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



Leah Berry

Learning Specialist

Waco Center



Leah's Mission

"To serve and empower with love and authenticity.  Always encouraging growth and revealing potential."
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
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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 visit your local Learning Center.
 
For more information about this month's classes, please check your local Learning Center's calendar.
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