Goodwill’s tuition-free Data Analytics training program will equip job seekers with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience necessary to obtain or advance their career in the analytics field. In this program, participants will learn how to inspect, clean, transform and model data to report on important business decisions using tools like Excel, Power BI, Python and SQL. Participants will also work with the Goodwill University, Career Navigation and Employer Engagement teams on career development and job placement assistance. Those who successfully complete Goodwill’s Data Analytics training program are expected to pursue an analytics position immediately following the end of the program.

2024 Training Dates

Application Period Assessment Period Interview Selection Program Dates
May 28 – June 21 June 24 – 26 July 9 – 11 July 17 – August 2 August 12 – November 21

Information Sessions

Those interested in enrolling in the Data Analytics training program are required to attend one information session. Use the information below to register for a virtual or in-person session.

Date & Time Location Register Now
May 29, 6 p.m. Virtual via Zoom Zoom registration
June 5, 6 p.m. In person at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus In-person registration
June 12, 6 p.m. Virtual via Zoom Zoom registration
June 19, 6 p.m. In person at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus In-person registration

Program Timeframe

Goodwill’s Data Analytics training program lasts 15 weeks. This is a hybrid (virtual and in-person) program. You must attend all program dates as scheduled.

Days of the Week Location Time
Mondays & Thursdays In person at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays Virtual 6:30 – 9 p.m.
1 Saturday (Weeks 7 or 8) In person at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Program Details

To learn more about this program’s topic outline, tools, learning outcomes and instructor credentials, download the course syllabus.


To apply to Goodwill’s Data Analytics training program, you must have all of the following:

  • One year of Information Technology or related work experience
  • Critical thinking/analytical reasoning skills
  • Advanced-level knowledge and application of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong people skills, such as effective communication skills, flexibility and adaptability
  • An interest in obtaining a job in the analytics field after successful completion of the program
  • Advanced-level education in any discipline/field (examples include a college degree, certification, etc.)

    *Skills will be validated by an assessment. All candidates must go through an interview and selection process to be considered. You are not selected until you receive an email stating so.

    Requirements for Completion

    To successfully complete Goodwill’s Data Analytics training program, you must:

    • Have no more than three (3) absences
    • Complete all technical and Goodwill program assignments, projects and activities
    • Successfully present your final project (Capstone Project)

    Related Career Information

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    Wraparound Services

    When you take one of our training programs, you get the added benefit of working with several of our teams to make sure you are fully prepared to take the next step and land a job! These teams are:

    • Goodwill University team: offers the training program and support, and monitors course grades, attendance and other supporting activities.
    • Career Navigation team: each participant will be assigned a career navigator who provides ongoing career coaching and employability skills training such as help developing your resume, crafting an elevator pitch, preparing for a job interview and more.
    • Employer Engagement team: provides mock interview and employment assistance to all program participants by partnering with employers to facilitate employer-led training, job site tours, hiring events and direct job placements.

    How to Apply

      • If you’re interested in this program and you live within our service area, fill out our application form then follow the prompts to schedule a virtual appointment.
      • If you’re unable to reserve a virtual appointment during the application period, you must come to one of our career centers in person to apply.
      • We accept walk-ins at all of our career centers.

      Still Have Questions?

      If you still have questions about our training programs, complete our training inquiry form, and someone on our team will be in touch with you soon! Please note: this is NOT the application form but simply an inquiry form for those who have any preliminary questions.