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Who We Serve

Sometimes when a person has a physical or mental disability or is experiencing a disadvantaging condition such as welfare dependency, illiteracy or spousal abuse, they need extra help in finding and maintaining employment. Goodwill is here to provide assistance. Our core business is helping individuals achieve their fullest potential through the power of work.

Admissions Process

Typically, consumers are referred to Goodwill by the State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, WorkFirst New Jersey, insurance companies, local social service agencies and other organizations in the workforce development arena. If you would like information on Goodwill’s programs, please contact Jeffrey Shisler at 856/439-0200, ext. 227 or jshisler@goodwillnj.org.

Training Centers

Programs Offered

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The Helms Academy

Goodwill, in a learning partnership with Camden County College, Burlington County College and Drexel University, is now offering free courses to help individuals attain their high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credits. Instruction is held at Goodwill’s Training Center located at 222 White Horse Pike in Stratford, NJ and at the Dornsife Center located at Drexel’s University City campus in Philadelphia. Participants will receive:

  • Life skills training
  • Career exploration and counseling
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Resume preparation
  • Vocational job training referrals
  • Individualized academic skills training
  • Job search and placement assistance
  • And other various support services

For more information on The Helms Academy, please contact Danielle Fithian at 856/566-5375, ext. 3 or via email dfithian@goodwillnj.org.  You can also visit http://www.helmsacademy.org


JOB CLUB is a free community service offering local job seekers individualized career counseling along with monthly workshops on relevant job search topics. JOB CLUB is located at Goodwill’s Training Center in Stratford, NJ (222 White Horse Pike). To get started, call 856.566.5375 to register for a mandatory mini group orientation held the first or third Monday of every month. After completing the workshop, you can schedule an appointment to meet with a Goodwill job developer to map out job search strategies and develop a comprehensive career development plan.  Participants can attend monthly workshops on pertinent topics including resume writing, interview tips, networking, dress for success and more. Participants also have free access to Internet-ready computers for conducting online research and job searches; to local job postings and career fair informationl and to phone lines and fax machines.

For more information, please call 856/566-5375 or email cburr@goodwillnj.org or shinnegan@goodwillnj.org.


Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation

    • Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation (DVE) is a valuable career development tool designed to explore, identify and recommend appropriate career options.
    • Upon completion of DVE, consumers are either referred to a Goodwill training program or referred elsewhere to a program that matches their employment goals.
    • Offered at Goodwill’s Maple Shade, Stratford and Philadelphia locations. We also deploy mobile evaluators to alternative locations, as needed.

For more information, please contact Jeffrey Shisler at 856/439-0200, ext. 227 or jshisler@goodwillnj.org

Computer Skills Training

This multifaceted, self-paced course prepares consumers for employment as administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative positions. It teaches the many computer and office skills needed for employment in today’s ever-evolving automated office environment. In a state-of-the-art computer lab, consumers receive individualized instruction in:

  • Beginners & Advance Curriculums
  • Microsoft Office Professional (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
  • Keyboarding Skills
  • Administrative Skills Simulation
  • And other essential skills

Offered at Goodwill’s Maple Shade and Philadelphia (Certiport Centers for Microsoft Office Suite 2010) locations.

For more information, please contact Tammy Harker at 856/439-0200 ext., 234 or tharker@goodwillnj.org.

Customer Service & Computer Literacy Program

Designed for entry-level sales and service associate to help them improve skills related to frontline work in a retail environment. The Retail Operations Curriculum is aligned with industry standards, as determined and validated by retail companies from across the U.S., and the nationally recognized Professional Certifications in Customer Service and in Sales, issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Offered at Goodwill’s Training Center located at 455 N 7th Street in Philadelphia.

For more information, please contact Jeffrey Shisler at 856/439-0200, ext. 227 or jshisler@goodwillnj.org.

NFR Retail Management/Operations and Computer Literacy Program

Designed for the new or emerging Retail Manager as a tool to build skills related to managing and operating a retail enterprise. The Retail Management and Operations Curriculum is aligned with industry standards, as determined and validated by retail companies from across the United States, and the nationally recognized Professional Certification in Retail Management, awarded by NRF Foundation.

Offered at Goodwill’s Training Center located at 455 N 7th Street in Philadelphia.

For more information, please contact Jeffrey Shisler at 856/439-0200, ext. 227 or jshisler@goodwillnj.org.

Forklift Certification Program

Get forklift training and become certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This one day course covers safety rules and regulations pertaining to lift trucks, counter balance trucks, narrow aisle trucks and motorized hand trucks.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be OSHA-certified and posses a Forklift Operator Card; ideal for jobs in warehouses and manufacturing facilities.

For more information, please contact:

New Jersey Residents: Cheryl Burr at 856/566-5375 or cburr@goodwillnj.org.
Philadelphia Residents: Dayo Adeyemi at 215/922-6807 or dadeyemi@goodwillnj.org



CDL-B Training

Goodwill’s Commercial Drivers License-Class B Training Program was designed to put participants on the road to success in a top demand occupation. Graduates attain Class B driver with Passenger, School Bus and Air Brake Endorsements, making them eligible to drive school buses, commercial buses, limos, and delivery trucks. Training also includes courses in computer literacy, financial literacy, CPR and life skills classes.

Eligibility requirements: must have valid PA driver’s license for 3 consecutive years to date; have an acceptable driver’s abstract; must pass a mandatory drug screening, vision exam and physical; criminal background check.

If you would like information on CDL-B Training, please contact Mary Cunningham at 856/566-5375, ext. 1 or mcunningham@goodwillnj.org.

Commercial Driver’s License Class B Training Program Flyer



Goodwill’s School-to-Work Program helps bridge the gap between school and the workplace for special needs students from the Camden City school district. Students spend part of their day in the classroom receiving academic instruction from Camden high school teachers and the other part of their day learning hands-on, marketable job skills in preparation for employment after high school graduation. Students learn both retail and light industrial skills. The program includes job shadowing at local businesses. Based in Goodwill’s Pennsauken facility, School-to-Work is a partnership with the Camden City Board of Education. For more information, please contact Richard Long at 856/317-5813  or rlong@goodwillnj.org.



Ex-Offender Re-Entry

Helping men and women who have been incarcerated re-enter mainstream society through meaningful work and building a stronger and safer city are the hallmarks of Goodwill’s Ex-Offender Program, a partnership with the City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders (RISE). This program, which is also funded by a $1.4 million grant from The Knight Foundation, is self-sustaining with the support of the local business and civic community. It is based in Goodwill’s 19,472 square foot Contract Services Center located at 455-473 N. 7th Street. Here’s how the program works:

  • In a sheltered workshop setting, ex-offenders are employed at Goodwill’s Contract Services Center where they acquire marketable light industrial skills processing donated textiles and computers and working on sub-industrial contracts from local business.
  • Beyond building a resume and developing positive work behaviors, participants earn a weekly paycheck.
  • Once considered job ready, a team of job placement counselors help them to secure and retain competitive employment in the community.

If you would like more information, please contact Jeffrey Shisler at 856/439-0200, ext. 227 or jshisler@goodwillnj.org.



Job Coaching & Placement

Prior to completing any Goodwill training service, consumers receive individualized instruction in:

  • Developing a resume and cover letter
  • Job interviewing techniques
  • Job search and retention strategies
  • Dressing for success: proper attire, grooming, hygiene, etc.
  • Understanding work ethics
  • Other essential job-related areas

Employment Development & Follow-Up Services

A Goodwill employment specialist reviews a graduate’s skills and knowledge, prior work experience, transportation issues and interests. The employment specialist then helps cultivate job leads in the community and matches graduates’ skills with job requirements. To ensure a successful match is made, Goodwill offers 30-day, 90-day and one year follow up services

Member For Life Program

Through Goodwill’s Member-for-Life Program, graduates can come back to Goodwill at any point in their lives for additional employment assistance, as needed.

If you would like additional information, please contact Jeffrey Shisler at 856/439-0200, ext. 227 or jshisler@goodwillnj.org.