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. You will also work with Goodwill University, Career Navigation and the Employer Engagement team 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
January 22 – February 16 February 19 – 23 February 26 – March 1 March 18 – June 28

2024 Information Sessions

Please plan to attend an information session to find out more about Goodwill’s Data Analytics training program, the data analytics career field, salary expectations and how to apply! You only need to attend one session.

Information Session Date Location Time
January 17 Virtual via Zoom (register here) 6:30 p.m.
January 24 In person at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus 6:30 p.m.
January 31 Virtual via Zoom (register here) 6:30 p.m.
February 7 In person at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus 6:30 p.m.
February 14 Virtual via Zoom (register here) 6:30 p.m.

Program Timeframe

Goodwill’s Data Analytics training program lasts 14 weeks (about three months). 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.
2 Saturdays (Weeks 7 & 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 work experience or related work experience
  • Must be interested 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.)
  • Strong people skills, such as effective communication skills, flexibility and adaptability
  • Advanced-level knowledge and application of Microsoft Excel
  • Critical thinking/analytical reasoning skills

*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 program assignments, projects and activities
  • Successfully present your final project (Capstone Project)
  • Complete all Goodwill University, Career Navigation and Employer Engagement assignments, projects and activities

Related Career Information

To find out more information about potential careers, trends, wages and benefits for those that complete this program, visit

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 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 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.