Career Services

What is Career Services?

Goodwill Career Services is a series of programs used to assist an individual’s transition into the workforce. Real life people needing real life services are what Goodwill is about. The referring agency is billed for services provided and is kept informed of a client’s progress through written reports and evaluations completed by Goodwill’s Career Services Specialists.

Training is offered at partner businesses throughout our community, Monday – Friday with hours and working conditions varying based on your choice of career goal. Individuals are typically referred for five – 10 day training experiences, however, training can be longer or shorter based on your referral source.

Career Services – OOD Scorecard

2018 Statistical Information


55 South 5th Street
(740) 345-9861
Fax: (740) 345-7941
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mount Vernon

11359 Upper Gilchrist Road
(740) 397-0051
Fax: (740) 879-2929
Office Hours By Appointment



Summer Youth

Summer Youth Program

Summer Youth Programs are intended to promote a student’s transition from school to post-secondary education, vocational training, or integrated employment. Services should include an evaluation of the consumer’s vocational needs, instruction on vocational topics such as interviewing skills, work behaviors, basic job readiness skills, and independent living skills, as well as integrated community based work experiences. Staff will work with students to learn job tasks and implant skills learned through instruction. Students will be paid Ohio minimum wage for time spent on work.






KICKstart Is:

A program that focuses on providing youth who are aging out of foster care (ages 17-21) the assistance they need to become productive community members.

Our services are tailored to meet your needs. You will be paired with a Career Services Specialist who will help you plan your experience while guiding you to become self-sufficient.

All participants start by attending an informational meeting with our specialist and an Ohio Benefit Bank Counseling session. After that we will work with you to determine your needs and goals.

Download the KICKstart Brochure

Program Costs:

This program is fully funded by Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries, Inc. There are no application or training costs.

Documentation Needed?

We want to help you find everything you need to be successful. Our specialist will help you obtain a State ID, social security card, income verification, birth certificate, transcripts, etc.

Life Skills Training:

Life Skills emphasizes gaining a sense of control over the youth’s environment.

Life Skills Teaches:

  • Behavioral Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Life Management Skills
  • Career Skills
  • Customer Services
  • Self-Confidence
  • Family Dynamics
  • Finding Proper Housing
  • Financial Literacy
  • Productivity
  • Building Successful Relationships
  • Handling Transportation Issues

GED Classes:

If you don’t have your high school diploma we will help you get your education completed. GED classes are available on-site and taught by certified instructors from C-TEC.

Community Based Assessment:

This is your opportunity to sample a job of interest. A Career Services Specialist will help you determine if your goals are realistic and whether training should continue in the chosen career path.

Job Development:

We will do our best to help you find a job. During Job Development sessions you will learn the secrets to finding a job.

In Job Development you Learn to:

  • Write Your Resume.
  • Correctly Complete a Job Application.
  • Learn Interviewing Skills that will Win The Job!
  • Learn How to Dress for an Interview.
  • Learn How to Adapt to Your Work Environment.

Enrollment Information:

Contact Career Services @ 740-345-9861 or by email



Career Exploration
Specialized program to assist clients in identifying vocational assets, aptitudes, interests, and potential barriers to employment. This program may include testing, community based assessments, labor market information, and occupational information.

Provides clients an opportunity to sample a particular job of interest. Evaluations assess the client’s capabilities, if the goal is realistic, and whether training should continue in the chosen career path. This allows clients to experience several job sites, each lasting only a few days.

Designed to assist clients with learning how to contact businesses, apply and interview with employers, network, and secure employment. Clients will also learn how to successfully identify and respond to potential job opportunities. This service addresses locating job opportunities, interviewing skills, and developing a job application/resume/cover letter. Learn how to follow up with employers, address potential barriers, and manager online profiles.

Supportive Career Services
Services may include such tasks as: assisting the consumer with purchasing appropriate work clothing, purchasing gas cards and/or transportation vouchers, and assisting consumer access to other community resources.

On the JOB Supports
Working with clients and their employers to problem solve and remove any barriers to job retention. On the Job Supports can assist with learning new job duties, quality/quantity of work standards, workplace communication, interpersonal skills, and appropriate work behavior. This service also provides assistance with developing natural and peer supports.

Travel Training
Utilized to teach individuals how to travel independently on public transportation. Instruction will include: learning how to schedule transportation requests with transportation providers, reading bus schedules, purchasing tokens/bus passes, training on the public transportation rules, demonstrating how to ride public transportation and contingency planning in the event of an emergency or unexpected issue such as missing a bus, getting off at the wrong stop, etc.

Specialized training in obtaining work behaviors necessary to gain and maintain employment in the community. Program includes proper work habits, social skills, quantity/quality of work, hygiene, acceptance of supervision, and safety awareness.