Goodwill’s free Forklift training course helps participants quickly gain the skills and certifications they need to operate a forklift in a professional setting. Our Forklift training course provides training definitions of OSHA and NIOSH, and instruction in lift truck design, vehicle safety inspection, moving with and without a load, and picking and stacking a load. Special conditions involving trailers, ramps, elevators and pedestrian safety are also addressed. Goodwill’s Forklift training course utilizes training videos, a participant workbook and standardized testing. The course includes first-hand driving, lifting and stacking practice, and a final driving test.  

2021 Training Dates

Instruction Dates Instruction Time Location

July 6 – 7

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Charlotte

July 27

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gastonia

August 10 – 11

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Charlotte

August 24

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gastonia

September 14 – 15

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Charlotte

September 21

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gastonia

October 11 – 12

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Charlotte

October 19

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gastonia

November 9

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Charlotte

November 16

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gastonia

Course Timeframe

Goodwill’s Forklift training course lasts either one or two days – depending on its location – in which class meets from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Certification Opportunities

If you successfully complete Goodwill’s free Forklift training course, you will receive a renewable NC General Industry Forklift certification (good for 3 years).

Related Career Information

To find out more information about potential careers, trends, wages and benefits for those that complete this course, visit www.onetonline.org

Job Search Support

As a participant in one of Goodwill’s training courses, you’ll have access to a Career Navigator who can help you with your resume and interview skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with our Employer Engagement Team, who can help you find and secure employment.

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