Goodwill and the Community College Workforce Alliance are gearing up to establish a Center for Building and Construction Trades on Goodwill’s campus in South Richmond, much like the one it operates in Hampton with Thomas Nelson Community College.
“As part of our mission to change lives through the power of work, we want to create more career pathways in fields that pay good wages and are in high demand,” said John Dougherty, vice president of community workforce for Goodwill.
The collaboration will help people earn credentials to enter fields such as HVAC, electrical and facilities maintenance. In Richmond, John Tyler Community College will provide the skills training, Goodwill will provide wrap-around support, and the construction industry will actively engage with the program and hire its graduates.
View the video here. To learn how you can help make the new Center for Building and Construction Trades a reality, contact John Dougherty or Andrea Butler.