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Goodwill Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Program

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to utilize Goodwill resources to help people with disadvantages achieve self-sufficiency.

Individualized Services:

  • Assist in enrolling in academic program to complete high school diplo-ma or General Education Development (GED) - if needed

  • Exploring Career Pathways

  • Improving academic performance in math and/or reading

  • Developing work readiness and life skills

  • Providing paid work experience and/or on-the-job training

  • Financial education

  • Assisting students in college preparation and vocational training

  • Referrals to academic tutoring and mentoring

  • Assistance with transportation costs

  • Referrals to child care and dependent care agencies.

  • Assistance with uniforms or other appropriate work attire and work-related tool costs.

Eligibility requirements:

Youth, 18-24 years old who meets one or more of the following:

  • Basic skills deficient (functioning academic skill is below a 9th grade level)

  • High school dropout (youth enrolled in alternative schools are not high school dropouts)

  • Low income

  • Homeless, runaway

  • Current or former foster youth

  • Pregnant or parenting teen

  • Ex-offender

  • An individual who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program to secure and hold employment

Individualized Services

  • High School Diploma or GED completion

  • Occupational Skills Training

  • Leadership Development

  • Financial Literacy Education

  • Entrepreneurial Skills Training

  • Career Awareness

  • Work Experience or Internships

  • Post-Secondary Education Prep

  • Support Services

  • Adult Mentoring

  • Comprehensive Guidance Counseling

Contact Information:

Joann Patty

Workforce Development Manager

(916) 395-9000 X 246


Goodwill Industries Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada, Inc.

8001 Folsom Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95826


Do you have questions about WIOA? Call us for more information!

  • (916) 395-9000

Funded by the Sacramento Employment Training Agency (SETA)


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