Goodwill Industries of Central Florida offers life-changing services to those in need. In 2015, we provided over 42,900 people with job training – helping them address barriers such as disabilities, homelessness and lack of skills so they can enter or re-enter the workforce. These services helped place over 7,500 people in jobs last year. Download our Services brochure.

For more information on any of our vocational services, please contact the Goodwill Vocational and Community Service Department at (407) 235-1500.

Our services include:

Job Skills

  • Vocational Evaluation – Reviewing participants' strengths and work aptitude and matching them to suitable jobs.
  • Goodworks Program & Job Connections – Resources to help inmates find jobs – including computer labs, job leads, resource libraries, interview prep and vocational assessment.
  • Direct Placement Services – Career counseling, training, job matching, coaching and follow-up services for people with disabilities.
  • Employee Development Services – Temporary work, goal-oriented counseling and recognition of participants' milestones.
  • Computer Skills Training – The Computer Skills Training program assists participants with group-based instruction in a variety of topics in fundamental computer skills such as Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Word® to help participants successfully compete in today’s job market. View Computer Skills Training flyer.
  • ESOL Classes – English for Speakers of Other Languages - this program focuses on proper language skills and grammar for the workplace.
  • Operation GoodJobs – Goodwill provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. The program is "employment focused" and veterans receive the employment and training services they need in order to re-enter the labor force. Supportive services such as clothing, provision of or referral to temporary, transitional, and permanent housing, referral to medical and substance abuse treatment, and transportation assistance are also provided to meet the needs of this target group.

For more information, please call our Vocational Services Center at 407-235-1500.

Youth Programs

  • Project COMPASS – Helping non-violent offenders ages 14 through 18 to develop solid study habits and complete a curriculum program.
  • GoodGuides – Mentoring that encourages healthy behaviors and successful outcomes.
  • Work Activity Center – Training in pre-vocational skills for 19- to 22-year-old students with disabilities.
  • Career Connections Youth Program – Goodwill's Career Connection – CareerSource Central Florida Youth Program - Operated under an 18 month grant, Goodwill is one of the collaborative partners among five service providers partnering with CareerSource Central Florida Youth Program to provide a year-round program that engages eligible youth ages 16-18 in attaining exclusive job training opportunities and more. Youth will receive a holistic system of services that will include education and academic remediation, training in employability, life and leadership skills, career counseling and exploration, work experience, adult mentoring , paid summer employment and supportive services. To continue this year-round program, we are targeting enrollment of eligible high school seniors, who will gain career-seeking skills to prepare for entry into the workplace, to pursue post-secondary education, or to obtain additional job training. More information here.

Financial Programs

  • Money Smart – A series of personal finance seminars held at our Job Connection Centers, this course covers topics such as consumer fraud, homeownership, starting a business and saving for retirement. View Money Management Seminars flyer.
did you know

Goodwill provided over 42,900 Central Floridians with employment training and placement services in 2014.

did you know

Goodwill provided over 42,900 Central Floridians with employment training and placement services in 2014.