Education Programs for Employees

GoodTemps Assisted Programs and Educational Opportunities

GoodTemps Staffing Services offers a broad range of assistance programs and services to fulfill a diverse set of our communities employment needs. In addition to helping people prepare for, find, and retain good jobs, GoodTemps wraps their services around multiple programs offered by Goodwill Industries of West Michigan. They are related to support services such as financial literacy, tax preparation services, resource assistance, skills assessment, personal coaching, transitioning ex-offenders, veterans support and more. GoodTemps dovetails with local organizations to assist individuals which in turn strengthens their families and ultimately the community at large by providing the tools they might need to be successful.

 

Moneyworks Financial Services

Goodwill offers a variety of financial services to help people build a successful future and achieve their financial goals. Services include one-on-one support and coaching on budgeting, saving, debt reduction, and more. In addition, career planning and job placement assistance, and links to benefits are also offered. Services are customizable; participants pick and choose the offerings to best achieve their goals.

Moneyworks Tax Preparation Services – VITA

Goodwill provides free tax preparation services for qualifying low- to moderate-income individuals and families. For detailed information and eligibility requirements, visit the VITA web site. To become a volunteer call (231) 722-7871, ext. 256.

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

MRT uses effective behavioral strategies aimed at decreasing recidivism of ex-offenders through the development of moral reasoning. MRT has proven to be especially effective for treatment-resistant offenders with substance abuse problems, anger issues, or antisocial or personality disorders. This elective therapy is offered to EXIT program participants and available as fee for service through private referrals.

Offenders Success Program (OSP)

Offenders Success Program is a state-wide strategic approach to creating safer neighborhoods and better citizens through the delivery of a seamless plan of services, programming, support, and supervision for prisoners re-entering the community. Program participants are referred by the Michigan Department of Corrections Parole Board.

EX-offenders In Transition Program (EXIT)

The EX-offenders In Transition Program provides comprehensive support services to criminal offenders living in the cities of Muskegon and Muskegon Heights. In partnership with nonprofit organization 70x7 Life Recovery, this alternative sentencing option provides participants referred by the Muskegon County Probation Office with case management, mentoring, and occupational training.

Felony and Conviction Employment Supports (FACES)

Upon referral from Disability Network Lakeshore, Goodwill provides Michigan Rehabilitation Services in Ottawa County with formal assessments regarding the impact of clients’ criminal backgrounds on their search for employment. Goodwill provides peer support services to exoffenders as indicated by these evaluations.

Swift and Sure

Referral made to Goodwill by Michigan Rehabilitation Services in Muskegon County provides employment and on the job training to assist with clients with employment barriers or because of disabilities and/or criminal backgrounds.

Supportive Services for Veteran Family Program (SSVF)

Under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program, Goodwill provides supportive services to low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing in Manistee, Mason, and Oceana counties.

For additional programs and services offered by Goodwill Industries of West Michigan, visit their web site:

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