LAS VEGAS – Goodwill of Southern Nevada (Goodwill®), in celebration of National Online Learning Day, continues to partner with businesses, nonprofits and higher education institutions to provide digital skills training to local communities. This training is currently being provided through local Goodwill locations.
“We are proud to provide customized training to meet local employer needs,” said Karen Marben, Chief Mission Services Officer of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “We are preparing job seekers with the digital skills necessary to compete for local jobs and advance their careers. At Goodwill we work on ensuring that the trainings we provide are for the careers of today and that each individual is given the tools necessary to succeed in finding employment with upward mobility.”
As a result of Goodwill’s digital training efforts over the last three years, over 100,000 people have obtained industry recognized credentials and more than 150,000 people earned employment according to Goodwill Industries International. Furthermore, two out of every three individuals who improved their digital skills at a local Goodwill obtained full-time employment after training and one out of every two people increased their hourly wages.
In a post-pandemic economy, the need for digital literacy has never been stronger. According to the World Economic Forum, automation will create 58 million more jobs than it displaces by 2022. With so many career opportunities on the horizon, Goodwill has collaborated with Google to equip more than one million people with digital skills by the end of this year.
For more information on Goodwill’s mission and digital skills programs, visit GoodwillVegas.org/programs.