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|
|September 14 – 15||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Charlotte|
|October 12 – 13||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Charlotte|
|November 9 – 10||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Charlotte|
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.
If you successfully complete Goodwill’s free Forklift training course, you will receive a renewable NC General Industry Forklift certification (good for 3 years).
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.
If you are interested in taking this course and…