Whatcom Talk: New High Tech Learning Highlights Evergreen Goodwill Partnership With Comcast in Bellingham
Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington is excited to announce the grand opening of its second, state-of-the-art Lift Zone – in partnership with Comcast. This space will provide free WiFi access to individuals and families across Whatcom County who are looking for online resources, learning digital skills, and accessing vital technology at our Whatcom County Job Training and Education Center.
"With Evergreen Goodwill approaching its 100th anniversary in 2023, Campbell says, “Make no mistake, we are a nonprofit. After we consider the cost of running our extensive retail operation, we are still able to put over $11 million of that directly toward our mission to provide free job training and education, but also to continue to invest in increasing wages for our own 2,100 employees.'"
Amid a worldwide pandemic and a senior year of high school without spring sports, prom or a graduation ceremony, Dominic had critical decisions to make about his future.
Dominic — a football, wrestling and track athlete with a deep passion for aerospace — was trying to select the college that fit him best. His parents were busy working from home, and his access to school mentors was limited. Dominic took comfort in knowing he could lean on Seattle Goodwill’s youth program leaders when he needed advice.
At Seattle Goodwill, we served 6,684 students last year at our five Job Training and Education centers throughout the north Puget Sound. For us, supporting students is more than in-classroom instruction – it means offering the same type of care and compassion one would expect from a family member. Read more about how Seattle Goodwill innovated remote learning and continued supporting the community needs during the uncertainty of Covid-19.
Nearly every job these days requires some level of computer knowledge - start with free, online computer classes including how to use the keyboard, access the internet, and use email. Whether you have no computer experience or just need to brush up on some skills you can find free, easy-to-follow lessons through the Goodwill Community Foundation.