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Maple Shade, NJ 08052
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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 Jeff Shisler at 856/439-0200, ext. 227 or jshisler@goodwillnj.org.

Training Centers

Programs Offered

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The Helms Academy

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Goodwill, in a learning partnership with Camden County College and Burlington County College, 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. 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 Alicia Pickul at 856/566-5375, ext. 3 or via email apickul@goodwillnj.org.

AgrAbility

The Mid-Atlantic AgrAbility Project was created to assist people with disabilities employed in agriculture. As a partner in this project, Goodwill provides services to farmers who are faced with health issues such as amputation, arthritis, chronic back pain, hearing and visual impairment, head injuries, respiratory problems, stress and other disabling conditions. The goal is to inform, educate and assist farmers, poultrymen, watermen and loggers so that they can continue to lead successful careers in agriculture and to contribute to their families, communities and nation.

Modern technology CAN make it possible for a farmer with a physical limitation or health condition to stay on the farm and keep working Goodwill’s AgrAbility services include:

  • Providing assistive technology.
  • Consultations to assess agricultural work sites and tasks.
  • Expert advice on equipment modifications, home modifications and adaptive equipment.
  • Loaning modified equipment.
  • Identifying funding resources for modifications.
  • Providing peer support.
  • Information and referral.

If you would like information on AgrAbility, please contact Kathleen McGrath at 215/922-6802 or kmcgrath@goodwillnj.org.

Job Club

JOB CLUB provides local job seekers with the resources needed to conduct a successful job search-at no cost to them. JOB CLUB is held every Tuesday and Wednesday at Goodwill offices in Stratford and Maple Shade. Free and unlimited access to Internet-ready computers for conducting online research and job searches; to local job postings and career fair information; and to phone lines and fax machines is available. Come one, come all, our employment specialists and job developers will assist you in formulating a plan for career success!  For more information, please contact Cheryl Burr at 856/439-0200, ext. 228 or cburr@goodwillnj.org.

Goodwill’s JOB CLUB

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
222 White Horse Pike, Stratford, NJ 08084

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2835 Route 73, Maple Shade, NJ 08052

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 Jeff 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 (Certiport Centers for Microsoft Office Suite 2010) location.

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

C-Tech Training Program

The C-Tech Training Program consists of three units:

  • Introduction to Telecommunications
  • Introduction to Network Cabling- Copper-Based Systems
  • Introduction to Network Cabling – Fiber-Optic Based Systems

The program lasts approximately six weeks or 120 hours. At least half of the program is a hands-on learning experience, utilizing all aspects of industry standard tools. Upon completion of the program, students take C-Tech Associates, Inc. exams. Those who pass, attain Industry Recognized Certifications. With these certifications, graduates can secure entry-level technician jobs for companies that install telephone systems in large and small companies and entry level cable technician jobs in both commercial and residential settings.

For more information on Goodwill’s C-Tech Training Program,  please contact Jeff 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 856/439-0200 ext., 238 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.

School-To-Work

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 Jeff 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 Jeff Shisler at 856/439-0200, ext. 227 or jshisler@goodwillnj.org.