Project YES Project YES provides individual and group employability skills training in
school districts within Erie and Crawford County to include existing classroom
environments, as well as, community worksites for job shadowing and work experience. The
program fully supports successful transition from high school with an intended outcome of
successful student participant employment, matching their skills and interests with an open
position within their community.
Stay in School Tutoring/Study Skills Training Instruction with evidence based dropout
prevention and recovery strategies will be delivered by Goodwill’s certified GED instructor.
GED classes will be offered 3 times a week for 1.5 hours.
Financial Literacy Education Will be delivered monthly using FDIC & Money Smart program
that offers digital training with hands-on-instruction.
Entrepreneurial /Leadership Skills Training Developing budgets, taking initiative, identify
business opportunities, how to acquire capital, starting and running a business, and learning about
day-to day operations of a Business will be offered using the National Federation of Independent
Business Entrepreneurial Skills Training Curriculum. Participants will have an opportunity to
practice Leadership skills in the promotion of donation drives, facilitation a community projects,
and participating in facilitating groups.
Use of Computer Exploration for available jobs or postsecondary educational opportunities using on line tools available. Services link to online
videos, assessments and tracking tools. Also included in program participation is the
continuous use of Ohio Means Jobs.com.
Goodwill Industries will provide Ages and Stages (ASQ-3) development
program. The 4 hour program is designed to educate parents on basic child development,
including social emotional development for age’s birth through six. A portion of this training
will be dedicated to child-abuse prevention education. The program allows for the
identification of early intervention needs, and referrals to intensive parenting/home visitation
programs. Goodwill currently employs a staff member who is certified OHDJFS child abuse
prevention educator and an ASQ train-the-trainer.
Bridges Out of Poverty
“Getting Ahead” course will be offered to select participants.
The course is 10 sessions and provides people in poverty with the same information found in
Bridges Out of Poverty. The Getting Ahead curriculum puts the concepts, tools, and
relationships in the hands of people in poverty to make a difference in their own lives and in
the life of their community. The “aha” process helps participants understand work/life habits
that move people out of poverty and off reliance on benefit programs. Goodwill employs
Goodwill has been providing this service for 30 years and employs a Job
Developer who seeks positions, offers instruction on in-demand industry and labor market
information, reports hiring trends, and local industry employment opportunities.
Goodwill will provide, as appropriate, on-line research and
exploration of post-secondary opportunities and trade certificates, including accessing OMJ
This will be done through education on local employment
and career trends, career exploration fairs, and awareness activities.
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Awareness
Class Participants will engage in a 1.5 hour
prevention class providing information on the dangers of drug and alcohol use/dependency.
This includes a resource list for local drug and alcohol treatment options.
Goodwill will assist participant access to all of the following types of job development
- Register and/or utilize portfolio Ohio Means Jobs.com
- Develop or update a resume or electronic portfolio
- Practice interview skills
- Obtain a photo ID
- Facilitating adult mentoring opportunities
- Develop a transportation plan
- Develop a childcare plan
- Research Activities – Goodwill will provide opportunities for research activities including
library research, interest inventories, aptitude, or ability measures.
Participants observes someone who is performing a particular job of
interest to the individual. Participants observe an individual doing a job in a real work
environment. Goodwill utilizes its Job Developer to facilitate some community job
shadowing experiences. Goodwill has also utilized office positions, receptionist positions,
janitorial and maintenance positions, and the retail system as a means to facilitate job
Consultation and Training
Goodwill offers a full range of direct supports to employers to
provide ongoing training to hired individuals, suggest strategies for success, and to provide
interventions should challenges arise in the future.