When Nadia came to the Goodwill Job Connection in Gastonia, N.C. in August 2013, she was in desperate need of permanent employment. She had moved from New York as a single mother with her three children, but lacked a high school diploma or GED, which made finding a stable job challenging.
Behind every success story is a rocky first start or a radical change of direction. Learn how real Goodwill clients overcame difficult personal circumstances—including lack of education, language barriers, disabilities and homelessness—to launch fulfilling careers
Since Rohan started as a temporary worker two years ago, he has worked his way from an hourly position to a salaried position with health benefits and a 401K. In addition, he has developed a valuable and highly specialized skill.
“I gained lifelong friends, more professional connections and a lifetime partner in Goodwill. For seven weeks, I watched my classmates strive to better themselves…I notice a great sense of confidence and pride in themselves, and for that, I am truly proud of each and every one of them.”