World’s Largest Goodwill Region Launches Career Skills Development Program

Louisville, KY

Goodwill Region Launches Career Skills Development Program

World’s Largest Goodwill Region Launches Career Skills Development Program with Louisville-based Education Associates

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin to implement a wide range of Learning Opportunities for the Development of Job & Life Skills.

Education Associates, developer of Project Discovery, the leading hands-on career education and life skills program solution for every learner, is honored to announce Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin has selected its programs to assist the many area learners, including those with special needs, in the development of skills that range from restaurant table service and retailing, to problem solving and self-esteem.

Goodwill of Southeastern Wisconsin’s implementation of Education Associates’ Project Discovery career development and life skills programs will feature evidence-based practices such as its specialized video modeling of job skills, visual schedules, and assessments.

The program was selected because if offers a ‘learn by doing’ approach in which adult learners actually learn and practice real job skills for real life jobs.

The easily implemented series for both Goodwill staff and clients will provide critical skill-sets and knowledge which they can apply immediately, and which will allow them to live independently.

From Project Discovery’s Caregiver module, where learners understand how to care for an ill or aging family member or nursing home residents to its Basic First Aid in which they learn the steps needed to aid themselves and others with minor injuries and medical emergencies, to the social skills series which provides learners with the skills necessary to be successful in everyday life, the Project Discovery program will provide the job and life skills learners require and deserve.

“We reviewed several programs before selecting Project Discovery. The curriculum perfectly matched our program objectives and offered the flexibility we needed. Overall it has been an extremely positive experience. We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin,” says Tim Hagan, President of Education Associates. “Our Project Discovery program solutions will provide every single adult learner within the organization the career and life skills he or she needs for a productive and rewarding future.”

Education Associates is the developer of Project Discovery, the leading comprehensive career education, job preparation, and life skills programs for all learners, including those with special needs. Education Associates empowers educators and workforce development leaders to help all students realize their potential. Education Associates believes everyone can become “Job Ready and Life Ready” to live the vibrant, independent lives they deserve. For more information visit http://educationassociates.com.

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.is the largest of more than 162 Goodwill organizations in the world and has been providing services since 1919. Some 6,100 Goodwill employees work in nearly 100 locations throughout its 23-county territory in southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago with more than 12,000 square miles of land area, ranging from Green Lake, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan counties on the north, to Danville, Illinois, on the south, and west to Janesville, Wisconsin. This territory  encompasses some of the most populated areas of both states, including Cook, Du Page, Will and Lake counties in Illinois, and Milwaukee County in Wisconsin.  For further information visit https://www.goodwillsew.com/.

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For more information contact: Cecelia Hagan – chagan@educationassociates.com – 502.609.3030