Career Services

What is 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.

Career Services – OOD Scorecard


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




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.


One-on-one assistance for clients involved in training programs who may need intensive training and/or require a specialized training approach. Coaching can assist in learning job duties, quantity/quality of work standards, work place communication, interpersonal skills, and appropriate work behaviors.


Designed to assist an individual in successfully identifying and responding to potential job opportunities. The 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 manage online profiles.


Assists clients in learning the skills necessary to access employment opportunities and obtain employment. This includes instruction and assistance in resume development, job applications, proper work attitude, grooming/hygiene, interpersonal skills, and interviewing skills.



Working with clients and employers to problem solve and remove any barriers to job retention. Involves follow-up phone calls and/or visits to the job site as determined by the referring counselor, Career Services Specialist, and/or the client. Specialists work closely with the client, employer, and co-workers to support the client in removing barriers to job retention.


Teaches behavior skills, interpersonal skills, life management skills, and career skills. Includes training in customer service, building successful relationships, self-confidence, family dynamics, transportation issues, housing, productivity, and emphasizes gaining a sense of control over the client’s environment. Each area has its own curriculum and workbook.


Specialized curriculums for job specific training to employer specifications; including safety practices, workplace literacy, and numeric skills specific to the occupation.


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


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.