Goodwill Industries of Kentucky partnered with 945 employers to help place more than 2,900 individuals into jobs in 2019.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the nonprofit to pivot to virtual career services, and despite the reopening of its Centers for Education & Development, Goodwill is still offering that training – which is important now more than ever for those with disabilities or disadvantages.
Because of this demand, one employer partner, UPS Inc., has provided a grant to support Goodwill’s virtual career services. The funding will allow the nonprofit to provide community partners like Volunteers of America with computers and laptops to learn virtual job skills.
Goodwill Director of Career Services Martha Stephenson recently discussed the grant on a WHAS11 Great Day Live segment, available below.