Job Training Programs - Goodwill Industries of New Jersey and Philadelphia
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The Helms Academy

Goodwill’s Helms Academy provides a tuition free way for individuals to earn a high school diploma through a traditional testing route (GED/HiSET) and/or by attaining up to 30 college credits. Our collegiate partners include: Camden County College, Community College of Philadelphia, Ocean County College, Rowan College of South Jersey/Rowan University, Rutgers University and Temple University. Goodwill is a NJ State Approved HiSET Testing Center.

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Digital Skills Training

Provides foundational and advanced skills by focusing on the “how to of using technology, digital skills and software. Certification preparation delivered for various programs. Programming includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Northstar Digital Literacy, Skills2Succeed, and GCF Learn Free. For more information, please Contact Us or call 856-439-0200, ext. 62229.

Forklift Certification Program

Intensive one day training session on safely operating three and four wheel counter-balanced lift trucks. Upon successful completion, participants receive a three year certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). For more information, please Contact Us or call 856-439-0200, ext. 61219.

CDL-B Training

Provides both classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction to prepare participants to become licensed school bus drivers. 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. If you are a PA SNAP participant, you will most likely qualify at no cost. For more information, please Contact Us or call 856-439-0200, ext. 64105.

Ex-Offender Re-Entry

Provides previously incarcerated men and women with transitional employment while earning a weekly paycheck. It is based in Goodwill’s Contract Services Center located at 1440 East Erie Avenue in Philadelphia. For more information, please Contact Us or call 856-439-0200, ext. 99227.

Member For Life Program

Graduates can come back to Goodwill at any point in their lives for additional employment assistance, as needed. For more information, please Contact Us or call 856-439-0200, ext. 99227.

Employment Services Available

  • Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation
  • Supported Employment
  • Job Coaching
  • Work Adjustment Training
  • Transitional Work Experience
  • Extended Employment


Goodwill is partnered with EdtoGo to offer hundreds of online certification programs. The course catalog ranges from career and certification training to personal and professional development with a focus on transferable skills.


Goodwill provides scholarship opportunities for personal and professional certifications online through Cousera to individuals who have been previously incarcerated; veterans and military spouses; and youth and young adults (ages 14-24; parental consent required). For more information, please call 856-439-0200, ext. 62229 or

Career Connection

Looking for a job? Goodwill provides career exploration and counseling, resume preparation, job search and placement assistance, and financial literacy guidance. Interpersonal skills training and workshops available to all job seekers and employers. Please call 856-439-0200, ext. 62227 for more information.

Comcast LiftZone

Through the Comcast LiftZone, Goodwill invites anyone looking to access high speed Internet to visit Goodwill’s Stratford, NJ-based Career Opportunity Center. We can also help you with your job search efforts. Through the Comcast Internet Essentials program, some individuals may be eligible to receive monthly discounted Internet access. Please click here for more information.

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