Celebrating 90 Years | Learning at Seattle Goodwill

by Katherine Boury, Seattle Goodwill
May 7, 2013

"Life is a learning process," said Nemesio Lozano. The desire to keep learning is what brought him and other family members to Seattle Goodwill about three months after they arrived from the Philippines. He already had a degree in business economics, but needed some work experience in the United States. His aunt connected him with Goodwill's Retail and Customer Service Program.

The intensive nine-week course that combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training made him feel more comfortable about his skills. "Goodwill really helped us adjust to being in a new country while training us at a store," he remembered.

Now he is a supervisor at the Renton Goodwill, a job he really enjoys. "I feel good about helping customers and providing good service," added Nemesio.

Are you or someone you know looking to learn a new skill? Registration for the next class session is ongoing this week at all 10 of our job training and education centers. At each center there is also a computer lab open at certain times for community members to search for jobs, practice computer skills or work on Rosetta Stone. Contact your local job training and education center for more details.



Katherine Boury is the Communications Manager at Seattle Goodwill.

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