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Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes and workshops are taught at each of our five Job Training and Education Centers and focus on preparing adults for today’s workplace. ABE classes teach students the basic skills needed to be competitive and connect them with rewarding job opportunities.

Upcoming Courses

About Our Courses

ESOL

Evergreen Goodwill offers ESOL classes at basic and intermediate levels for people who want to develop English literacy and improve language skills for the workplace. Classes include ESOL Basic through ESOL Level 4 and Citizenship Test Preparation. Classes are held two days a week for 2 hours, which are available in-person and virtually. Computer labs are available for independent practice.

Digital Skills

With our different Digital Skills classes, you’ll learn the basics of how to operate a computer, including file management (saving), typing (keyboarding), internet, and email. Later, you can take classes in Microsoft Word and Excel to learn to create spreadsheets for organizing data and documents for writing a resume or cover letter. We also offer online job search classes and special computer classes for non-native English speakers. No previous computer knowledge or experience is required.

Wraparound Services

Evergreen Goodwill’s instructors, case managers, and employment specialists support students holistically based on their individual needs and help remove barriers to employment and education. Students can receive support for barriers like housing, transportation, legal or immigration matters, among many others.

Reentry Services

Finding work with a conviction history can be a challenge, but Evergreen Goodwill is here to help. Initially, our Employment and Reintegration Strategies class focuses on mental and physical health, stress management, the theory of change, and goal setting exercises. The second half of the curriculum helps students plan their careers, search for jobs, and prepare for interviews.

Upcoming Registration Periods

Session 1

May 6, 2024 – May 16, 2024

Session 2

July 15, 2024 – August 1, 2024

Session 3

September 30, 2024 – October 10, 2024

Session 4

December 9, 2024– December 26, 2024

Session 5

February 24, 2025 – March 6, 2025

Registration is conducted Monday – Thursday, from 9:00am – 3:00pm at each of the 5 county JTE Centers.

Find a Job Training & Education Center Near You

Each of the 5 counties that Evergreen Goodwill serves has a Job Training and Education Center that offer workshops and courses.

Select a county on the map to see more information to help you identify the Job Training & Education Center near you.

OR go to our Locations page to search by city or ZIP code.

Kitsap County

The Kitsap County Job Training and Education Center is located at:

4209 Wheaton Way
Bremerton, WA 98310

Location info

Cities in Kitsap County include:

  • Bremerton
  • Silverdale
  • Bainbridge/Winslow
  • Port Orchard
King County

The King County Job Training and Education Center is located at:

700 Dearborn Place S
Seattle, WA 98144

Location info

Cities in King County include:

  • Seattle
  • Bellevue
  • Kent
Snohomish County

The Snohomish County Job Training and Education Center is located at:

210 SW Everett Mall Way
Everett, WA 98204

Location info

Cities in Snohomish County include:

  • Everett
  • Marysville
  • Bothell
Skagit County

The Skagit County Job Training and Education Center is located at:

242 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Location info

Cities in Skagit County include:

  • Mount Vernon
  • Anacortes
  • Sedro-Woolley
  • Burlington
Whatcom County

The Whatcom County Job Training and Education Center is located at:

1115 E Sunset Dr.
Bellingham, WA 98226

Location info

Cities in Whatcom County include:

  • Bellingham
  • Ferndale
  • Lynden

Adult Basic Education Courses by County

Managing Your Life & Employment Workshops

Navigating Community Resources

June 5 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Kitsap County

Employment Workshops

How to Use Chat GPT

Tuesday, June 11 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

King County

GED / High School Completion & Beyond

High School Completion Guidance, GED, & College Readiness

Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kitsap County

Computer & Digital Literacy

Microsoft Word & Google Docs

Monday & Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Kitsap County

Hybrid Workshops

Mock Interview Practice

Thursday, July 11 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whatcom County

Workshops

Evergreen Goodwill provides workshops on-site and at local organizations focused on finding employment, succeeding and advancing in employment, getting into college, improving financial literacy, and more.

Here is a list of the current Goodwill Workshop offerings:

Finding Employment

Career Exploration for Youth: This workshop is designed to promote career awareness among youth. It provides basic information about careers and education, types of industries and sectors, important skills, and the importance of a career pathway.

Dressing for an Interview: This workshop is designed to provide tips and strategies for dressing for an interview, and includes the opportunity to purchase an interview outfit at a Goodwill Store.

Essentials of Online Job Search: This workshop is designed to cover the basics of online job search. It provides strategies and information to help locate jobs that are right for you online. Students will use the computers to get hands-on practice using these skills.

Finding the Right Job for You: This workshop is designed to help students explore jobs that are a good fit for their skills and interests as well as jobs that meet labor market needs. It provides strategies and information to determine interests and skills. Students will also learn about online resources for career exploration.

How to Apply for a Job with a Conviction History: This workshop is designed to help individuals with a conviction history successfully apply for employment. It provides information about the basic materials and information needed to apply for a job, preparation tips, and strategies to answer background questions.  

Interviewing Essentials: This workshop is designed to help applicants prepare for a job interview. It provides preparation tips, strategies to answer interview questions, and an opportunity to practice answering typical interview questions.

Interviewing Essentials (ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages): This workshop is designed to help applicants with Intermediate level English skills prepare for a job interview. It provides preparation tips, strategies to answer interview questions, and an opportunity to practice answering typical interview questions.

Interviewing with a Conviction History: This workshop is designed to help applicants prepare to describe their conviction history in an interview. It provides preparation tips, strategies to answer criminal background questions, and an opportunity to practice delivering their criminal background speech.

Online Pre-Hire Assessments: This workshop is designed to help applicants prepare for online pre-hire assessments. It provides the employer rationale for the assessments, strategies to answer the questions, and an opportunity to practice answering typical assessment questions.

Resume Essentials: This workshop is designed to prepare individuals to write a resume. It provides preparation tips, strategies for resume writing, and an opportunity to start a resume or improve an existing resume.

Selling yourself to an Employer (ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages): This workshop is designed to help applicants with Intermediate level English skills prepare a 60 second Commercial for themselves. It provides preparation tips, strategies, and an opportunity to practice.

Social Etiquette for Youth: This workshop is designed to help youth improve their social etiquette. It provides the strategies on how to show respect to adults, make a good first impression, strengthen networking skills, and improve online awareness.

Welcome to the American Workplace (ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages): This workshop is designed to help applicants with Intermediate level English skills prepare for a job in the American workplace. It provides information related to typical American workplace policies, regulations, and hiring processes as well as strategies to prepare for American workplace culture.

If you would like more information about our free Job Training and Education (JTE) programs and classes, please contact the JTE Center nearest to you.

Find a JT&E Center
Succeeding and Advancing in Employment

Starting Strong and Moving Up: This workshop is designed to help people be more successful when starting a new job. It covers the process of onboarding, the attitudes that are important during the introductory period, and tips on moving up in the workplace.  

Succeeding on the Job: This workshop is designed to help people be more successful working in teams on the job. It provides opportunities for students to consider the importance of partnership and communication on the job.

Succeeding in College

Going to College: This workshop is designed to provide information about the benefits of going to college and guidance about the necessary steps to get into community college.

Paying for College: This workshop is designed to cover the basics of paying for college. It provides information about the different types of funding available and the processes for accessing these funding sources.   

Picking a College Training Program: This workshop is designed to provide strategies for choosing the right college training program. Participants will assess their interests, the needs of the labor market, local training options, and program entry requirements to help them make a sound decision.

Self-Advocacy and Wellness

Making Your Money Count: This workshop is designed to cover the basics of money management. It provides strategies and information to set financial goals, manage money, use and improve credit, and make a budget.

Navigating Community Resources: This workshop helps students understand the various basic needs resources available in their local community and how to access them and advocate for themselves.

Wellness: This workshops helps students identify ways to manage stress and stay centered in a busy world.

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