Technology skills needed for today’s jobs continue to evolve, calling for a higher level of expertise for even non-tech industry positions. To meet the changing needs of employers and job seekers, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona now offers digital skills training courses. Course options range from basic computer usage know-how to advanced classes that offer industry-recognized credentials.
“We recognize the needs of job seekers and employers are changing,” said Holly Schor, vice president of Mission Services, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona. “Entry level employment may be attainable but without basic tech skills, there is little chance for advancement and even with recent minimum wage increases, little chance to break the poverty cycle. This is why we’re expanding our services to meet Arizona’s need for digitally literate workers.”
Statewide the employment growth rate is 2.6% according to the most recent Industry Employment Projections from Arizona’s State Office of Economic Opportunity. The majority of this growth is in sectors of the economy where workers will need advanced digital literacy skills to function.
Schor says, “Our programming is tiered to meet the needs of the job seeker at their skill level – all with the overall goal of getting that person job ready in today’s workforce. Participants can receive training that begins with basic computer skills and soft skills and depending on their career goals, achieving information technology credentials that are extremely valued among employers.”
To find a Goodwill Career Center near you or learn more visit: www.goodwillaz.org.