Goodwill Connects Updates

Our Goodwill Connects employment assistance services are available virtually and over the phone. For employment assistance, please call (407) 235-1541 or email to receive services. We will not be able to assist individuals in-person at this time.




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On-the-Job Training

To be considered for On-the-Job Training (OJT) with Goodwill, you will need to register with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation first.  Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is one of the vendors with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. You can also submit a request by clicking on the link below and one of our employment specialists will assist you in the process.


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Goodwill Job Training for a Brighter Tomorrow

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida offers life-changing services to those in need. In 2019, we provided more than 41,544 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 more than 9,325 people in jobs last year.

For more information on any of our mission services, please contact the Goodwill Vocational and Community Service Department at (407) 235-1560.

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Job Skills

  • Goodwill ConnectsGoodwill Connects, Goodwill’s virtual job connection and community resource, provides assistance with applying and interviewing for jobs, including résumé writing, computer training and career counseling.
  • Prosperity Planning – Our unique Prosperity Planning program helps Goodwill employees and referred community members achieve economic self-sufficiency. Experienced and trained prosperity planners provide comprehensive guidance on getting out of debt, improving credit, planning major purchases, understanding bank accounts, preparing for retirement, starting a business, navigating taxes, and more. This service is designed to support your financial goals and ensure a prosperous future.
  • Direct Placement Services – Direct-placement services include career counseling, training, job matching, coaching and follow-up services for people with disabilities.
  • Specialized Job Placement Services – Specialized job placement services help individuals find the best community employment opportunities possible. They include career counseling, résumé development and job search assistance, job analysis and matching, short-term job coaching, and long-term follow-up.
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  • Veterans Services – Our veterans’ services help return our veterans to the workforce. Goodwill offers comprehensive training and services to assist military veterans with disabling conditions, homelessness, or other special needs—helping them return to the workforce and become self-sufficient.
  • On-the-Job Training for Individuals with a Disability – This program enables individuals with a disability to build work experience with hands-on job training, to get paid training on an actual job, to get résumé-building experience, to receive individualized training and support and to provide opportunities that may lead to competitive employment.
  • Supported Employment Services – These services provide work for individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities. They include individualized job search assistance, customized employment, competitive employment in an integrated environment, job coaching and identification of natural supports, and long-term follow-up.
  • Neighborhood Centers for Families – The Opens PDF in new windowNeighborhood Centers for Families offer employability skills training, résumé development, career planning, job development, and various referrals.

Did You Know?

Goodwill provided more than 41,544 Central Floridians with employment training and 9,325 with placement services in 2019. And we're just getting started.

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S.T.A.R. Transition & Youth Programs

  • Pre-Placement Training and Work Experience – Comprehensive Job Search and Employment Preparation for Youth
    • Résumé formats and online applications
    • Job fairs and tips for success
    • Interviewing skills and dressing to impress
    • Utilizing supervision effectively
    • Handling workplace conflict
    • Self-advocacy
    • Transportation strategies and resources
    • Career enhancement resources
  • Project COMPASS – Project COMPASS helps non-violent offenders ages 14 through 18 develop solid study habits and complete a curriculum program.
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Financial Program

  • LIFT Orlando – Goodwill Industries of Central Florida and LIFT Orlando partnered to establish a Financial Wellbeing Center in the heart of the West Lakes community (zip code 32805). Along with partner organizations, services to help increase financial literacy and wealth, while decreasing the number of residents living in poverty, include:
    • Financial wellbeing messaging
    • Financial literacy classes
    • One-on-one financial counseling