Sean started his journey with Goodwill as a participant in our Workforce Development Program. Individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment are referred to this program to explore possible careers, prepare for the job market, and find appropriate employment opportunities. Sean came to Goodwill through Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.
Sean and his Goodwill job coach worked side by side on completing a job assessment, learning about his skills, likes and interests. Once assessed, Sean began the process of resume writing, application submissions, and follow up with his job coach.
Sean applied to one of our Goodwill retail stores and after the interview process, he was hired. With some additional support from his job coach, Sean has worked extremely hard for the past two years in his position. His customer service skills have improved greatly. He is able to help train new employees in his position, and has taken on additional responsibilities.
When asked about Goodwill Sean said, “It is very family oriented, friendly and everyone is very helpful. This is my first job. They are helping to teach me responsibility and helping me grow as an individual.”
The Workforce Development Program provides job coaching and support for participants in an effort to help them maintain and succeed in their employment.