“My main goal is to inspire people who are like me, who wants to be a pilot but who don't believe in themselves.”
Abdullahi, a former student in our Youth Aerospace Program, is now pursuing degrees in aviation and business management and hopes to not only be a pilot one day but also play a role in the economic advancement of developing African nations.
Our Whatcom County Job Training & Education Center in Bellingham proudly hosted a job and resource fair with a keen focus on connecting immigrant and refugee populations to jobs and resources available in the community.
"Evergreen Goodwill’s mission is to break down significant barriers to education and employment people in the community face. The organization fulfills this mission in a variety of ways, including offering basic instruction on how to use computers and smartphones, cloud computing and applications like Microsoft Word and Excel and Google Docs and Sheets."
"On Monday, July 19, leaders from Evergreen Goodwill and Comcast, as well as community members and students gathered to celebrate the opening of an enhanced Lift Zone and Community Space, where anyone can access reliable internet and computers. The space is located at Evergreen Goodwill’s King County Job Training and Education Center, at 700 Dearborn Place South in Seattle."
"Working with donors and serving my community is very important to me." - Michael
During his time with Evergreen Goodwill, Michael has worked hard to foster an environment of support and inclusivity, as well as enhance understanding of our organizational mission. As a supervisor with our transportation department, he hopes to see his current team continue to grow and learn together.
KING 5 Evening delves deeper into Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington's Job Training and Education Programs and overall mission.
“What is it from life that you want?” – Daniel
With a strong sense of willpower and perseverance, Daniel, a former Goodwill student, has overcome several obstacles in his life to get to the point where he’s at. With the persistence of his instructor at our Skagit County Job Training and Education Center, Daniel has since received his GED and is on a new path in life that has provided new opportunities and a career in the automotive industry.
"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.'"
This new “Lift Zone lab” will help families across King County receive online
resources, skills and access to vital technology needed for education and employment.
“In Hawaii, we have a word that’s kuleana – both our right and our responsibility – and I see that at Goodwill." – Shar
Shar's Evergreen Goodwill journey has officially come full circle. It's been over a decade since Shar walked through the doors of her local Job Training and Education (JTE) Center, looking to brush up on some computer skills, and she's now an instructor, teaching computer classes at our Whatcom County center. Coming to Evergreen Goodwill with a wealth of experience, she's hoping to use her skills and knowledge to set students up for success both inside and outside the classroom.