Adults and Dislocated Workers
Adult Basic Education and GED Preparation
Services at the PA CareerLink, Cambria County and Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center
Through its partnership with the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center (GJCTC), Goodwill refers adults to services provided by Pennsylvania-certified teachers from the GJCTC. These services help adults to update their skills to pursue postsecondary education, better prepare for specific employment opportunities, or study for the GED Exam. Adults can take classes at their own paces. The CareerLink and GJCTC are located at 445 Schoolhouse Road in Richland Township, Johnstown. For more information, or to make an appointment, call the GJCTC at (814) 266-6073, ext. 221 or PA CareerLink, Cambria County at (814) 533-2493, ext. 262. Or visit the Adult Basic Education section of the GJCTC website.
Services at the Goodwill Career Center in Moxham
Goodwill provides walk-in services on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00AM–4:00PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30PM–6:00PM at the Goodwill Career Center located at its administrative office building at 540 Central Avenue in the Moxham section of Johnstown. Goodwill staff are available to assist individuals who want to improve their reading and math skills, work toward their GEDs or diplomas, obtain basic computer training, create or update their résumés, explore careers, apply for jobs, and ultimately be successful in finding and retaining employment. For more information, call (814) 536-3536, ext. 231. A partnership of Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, Pitt-Johnstown, and PA CareerLink Cambria County.
Adult Employment and Training Services
Goodwill, through the PA CareerLink Cambria County, assists individuals in reaching their employment goals by offering basic and individualized career services.
Basic services include enrollment onto the Job Gateway website, use of computer and Internet for job-search purposes, access to labor market information, attendance at job fairs and workshops, and many other self-directed services. For individualized career services, a Career Planner conducts a preliminary assessment of the job seeker’s skills, interests, and job goals, and then develops a plan with the job seeker to achieve those goals. Individualized services may include résumé writing, mock interviewing, various assessment tools, one-on-one career counseling and job-search assistance, on-the-job training opportunities, and classroom training.
Services are made possible through the U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). The PA CareerLink, Cambria County is located at 445 Schoolhouse Road in Richland Township, Johnstown. For more information, contact Jacki Trexler at the PA CareerLink, Cambria County at (814) 533-2493, ext. 228 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jobgateway.pa.gov.
Goodwill helps individuals to confidently pursue employment “dressed for success” through PA WORKWEAR—a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Through PA WORKWEAR, Goodwill provides the proper clothing job seekers need for job training, interviews, and their first days at their new jobs. Services are provided in Bedford, Cambria, and Huntingdon counties by appointment where individuals meet with their own personal clothing consultant who recommends the appropriate clothing, shoes, and accessories. This program replaces the clothing stipend previously issued by the County Assistance Offices. For more information, contact Linda Quinn at (814) 536-3536, ext. 246 or toll-free at 877-285-5898, ext. 246 or email@example.com.