Employment Readiness Program


The Employment Readiness Program is 6 to 12 months of paid work experience with employability skills workshops that are designed to prepare people to enter or re-enter the workforce in entry level positions with tools that will accelerate career growth. The program also provides each participant with a personal Life Skills Coach and job search assistance from an Employer Relations Specialist to transition out of Goodwill and into a non-transitional job as they get closer to the end of their program. The only eligibility criteria is motivation and a willingness to commit to every aspect of the program.

Communications Skills: Our communications skills courses provide the interpersonal skills that make an enormous impact on how an employee interacts professionally at work with employees and customers. These training courses teach invaluable life skills that are transferable to your home as well as work life.

Basic Computer Skills: Provides students with the basic computer skills to be able to create a resume and cover letter, complete an online application and teach how to use emails as a job search tool.

Resume Writing Lab: Topics covered in this workshop will include how to format and write an effective resume, how to formulate professional accomplishment statements, and resume best practices.

Interviewing Skills:  The interview is the most critical of all job search activities. Preparation for the interview will increase confidence and significantly impacts if the candidate obtains the job. ERP participants learn how to formulate personal, positive responses to interview questions and leave the interviewer with a positive first impression.

In order to be eligible, ERP participants will be asked to commit to and attend all workshops, maintain a strong attendance record and perform the duties asked of you while in work experience.

Community Partner: Robert Edward Development Fund www.REDF.org

To enroll or learn more about the Employment Readiness Program, please visit GWSV Headquarters on Tuesday mornings at 8:30am.  

GWSV Headquarters
1080 North 7th st.
San Jose, CA, 95112