GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

Google Career Grant

12.12.2017

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For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2017

GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

New initiative, funded by Google, will help Central Texas residents advance their careers

Austin, TX – Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — Goodwill Central Texas is among the 125 local Goodwill organizations that were competitively chosen to be the first to provide digital skills training services through a new initiative with Google. The Goodwill Digital Career AcceleratorSM is made possible by a $10 million grant from Google and volunteer assistance from 1,000 Google employees.

Over the next three years, the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will result in more than 1 million people around the United States being trained in skills that will make them more marketable workers for the digital age.

“We are excited to be selected as part of this initiative, and very appreciative of Google’s investment in our community. Digital literacy skills and technical, industry-recognized certifications are critical to our local workforce; many of the people who come through our doors lack these essential skills,” said Jerry Davis, President and CEO, Goodwill Central Texas. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator initiative means we at Goodwill Central Texas have one more tool to help local members of our community build their skills and expand their career options.”

 Digital skills include basic computer skills that would be used to establish an email address, apply for a job or perform many entry level tasks. More advanced digital skills include computer support or programming, digital marketing, and cybersecurity, which are increasingly relevant for achieving well-paying, in-demand careers across the country.

"As a baseline, employers look for workers and job applicants who can proficiently use computers and other electronic devices,” said Jacquelline Fuller, CEO of Google.org. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will greatly assist those hoping to get ahead in their careers and obtain the types of jobs that will remain in demand for years to come in a demanding digital economy.”

Goodwill Central Texas will receive a $300,000 grant to fund its participation in the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.

With this investment, local U.S. Goodwill organizations have three options for participation in the grant, based on their current digital skills training operations, capacity to initiate, enhance or expand digital skills training, and local labor market demand. Those three options include Digital Change Agents, Digital Champions and Digital Enthusiasts. Goodwill Central Texas will be a Digital Change Agent.

Ten local Goodwill organizations have been chosen to be Digital Change Agents, receiving a $300,000 grant and serving as leaders in digital skills expansion and training across the network. Seventy-five local Goodwill organizations will participate as Digital Champions in three cohorts of 25. Each Digital Champion will receive a $50,000 grant and engage in extensive learning and technical assistance opportunities to help enhance and expand training offerings. An additional 14 local Goodwill organizations were chosen to participate in the second cohort of Digital Champions and eleven more will be recruited in early 2018. Eighteen local Goodwill organizations are participating as Digital Enthusiasts with an $8,000 grant to participate in learning events. The remaining Goodwill organizations will be recruited in 2018 for a total of 125 participating Goodwill organizations.
 

To see the full list of participating Goodwill organizations and their geographic areas, visit http://www.goodwill.org/dca/

Goodwill Central TexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 13,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill, in collaboration with an extensive network of practical, thoughtful assistance-providers, actively strives to broaden its scope of education, job training, and business services in alignment with the core mission of Generating Lifelong Connections to Work. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

GOODWILL CONTACT:

Valerie Swift
Senior Director, Community Engagement
Goodwill Central Texas
512.637.7153
valerie.swift@goodwillcentraltexas.org

GOOGLE CONTACT:

Kayla Conti
Google Global Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: (510) 517-1001
conti@google.com

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GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

Google Career Grant

12.12.2017

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2017

GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

New initiative, funded by Google, will help Central Texas residents advance their careers

Austin, TX – Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — Goodwill Central Texas is among the 125 local Goodwill organizations that were competitively chosen to be the first to provide digital skills training services through a new initiative with Google. The Goodwill Digital Career AcceleratorSM is made possible by a $10 million grant from Google and volunteer assistance from 1,000 Google employees.

Over the next three years, the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will result in more than 1 million people around the United States being trained in skills that will make them more marketable workers for the digital age.

“We are excited to be selected as part of this initiative, and very appreciative of Google’s investment in our community. Digital literacy skills and technical, industry-recognized certifications are critical to our local workforce; many of the people who come through our doors lack these essential skills,” said Jerry Davis, President and CEO, Goodwill Central Texas. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator initiative means we at Goodwill Central Texas have one more tool to help local members of our community build their skills and expand their career options.”

 Digital skills include basic computer skills that would be used to establish an email address, apply for a job or perform many entry level tasks. More advanced digital skills include computer support or programming, digital marketing, and cybersecurity, which are increasingly relevant for achieving well-paying, in-demand careers across the country.

"As a baseline, employers look for workers and job applicants who can proficiently use computers and other electronic devices,” said Jacquelline Fuller, CEO of Google.org. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will greatly assist those hoping to get ahead in their careers and obtain the types of jobs that will remain in demand for years to come in a demanding digital economy.”

Goodwill Central Texas will receive a $300,000 grant to fund its participation in the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.

With this investment, local U.S. Goodwill organizations have three options for participation in the grant, based on their current digital skills training operations, capacity to initiate, enhance or expand digital skills training, and local labor market demand. Those three options include Digital Change Agents, Digital Champions and Digital Enthusiasts. Goodwill Central Texas will be a Digital Change Agent.

Ten local Goodwill organizations have been chosen to be Digital Change Agents, receiving a $300,000 grant and serving as leaders in digital skills expansion and training across the network. Seventy-five local Goodwill organizations will participate as Digital Champions in three cohorts of 25. Each Digital Champion will receive a $50,000 grant and engage in extensive learning and technical assistance opportunities to help enhance and expand training offerings. An additional 14 local Goodwill organizations were chosen to participate in the second cohort of Digital Champions and eleven more will be recruited in early 2018. Eighteen local Goodwill organizations are participating as Digital Enthusiasts with an $8,000 grant to participate in learning events. The remaining Goodwill organizations will be recruited in 2018 for a total of 125 participating Goodwill organizations.
 

To see the full list of participating Goodwill organizations and their geographic areas, visit http://www.goodwill.org/dca/

Goodwill Central TexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 13,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill, in collaboration with an extensive network of practical, thoughtful assistance-providers, actively strives to broaden its scope of education, job training, and business services in alignment with the core mission of Generating Lifelong Connections to Work. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

GOODWILL CONTACT:

Valerie Swift
Senior Director, Community Engagement
Goodwill Central Texas
512.637.7153
valerie.swift@goodwillcentraltexas.org

GOOGLE CONTACT:

Kayla Conti
Google Global Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: (510) 517-1001
conti@google.com

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GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

Google Career Grant

12.12.2017

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2017

GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

New initiative, funded by Google, will help Central Texas residents advance their careers

Austin, TX – Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — Goodwill Central Texas is among the 125 local Goodwill organizations that were competitively chosen to be the first to provide digital skills training services through a new initiative with Google. The Goodwill Digital Career AcceleratorSM is made possible by a $10 million grant from Google and volunteer assistance from 1,000 Google employees.

Over the next three years, the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will result in more than 1 million people around the United States being trained in skills that will make them more marketable workers for the digital age.

“We are excited to be selected as part of this initiative, and very appreciative of Google’s investment in our community. Digital literacy skills and technical, industry-recognized certifications are critical to our local workforce; many of the people who come through our doors lack these essential skills,” said Jerry Davis, President and CEO, Goodwill Central Texas. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator initiative means we at Goodwill Central Texas have one more tool to help local members of our community build their skills and expand their career options.”

 Digital skills include basic computer skills that would be used to establish an email address, apply for a job or perform many entry level tasks. More advanced digital skills include computer support or programming, digital marketing, and cybersecurity, which are increasingly relevant for achieving well-paying, in-demand careers across the country.

"As a baseline, employers look for workers and job applicants who can proficiently use computers and other electronic devices,” said Jacquelline Fuller, CEO of Google.org. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will greatly assist those hoping to get ahead in their careers and obtain the types of jobs that will remain in demand for years to come in a demanding digital economy.”

Goodwill Central Texas will receive a $300,000 grant to fund its participation in the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.

With this investment, local U.S. Goodwill organizations have three options for participation in the grant, based on their current digital skills training operations, capacity to initiate, enhance or expand digital skills training, and local labor market demand. Those three options include Digital Change Agents, Digital Champions and Digital Enthusiasts. Goodwill Central Texas will be a Digital Change Agent.

Ten local Goodwill organizations have been chosen to be Digital Change Agents, receiving a $300,000 grant and serving as leaders in digital skills expansion and training across the network. Seventy-five local Goodwill organizations will participate as Digital Champions in three cohorts of 25. Each Digital Champion will receive a $50,000 grant and engage in extensive learning and technical assistance opportunities to help enhance and expand training offerings. An additional 14 local Goodwill organizations were chosen to participate in the second cohort of Digital Champions and eleven more will be recruited in early 2018. Eighteen local Goodwill organizations are participating as Digital Enthusiasts with an $8,000 grant to participate in learning events. The remaining Goodwill organizations will be recruited in 2018 for a total of 125 participating Goodwill organizations.
 

To see the full list of participating Goodwill organizations and their geographic areas, visit http://www.goodwill.org/dca/

Goodwill Central TexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 13,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill, in collaboration with an extensive network of practical, thoughtful assistance-providers, actively strives to broaden its scope of education, job training, and business services in alignment with the core mission of Generating Lifelong Connections to Work. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

GOODWILL CONTACT:

Valerie Swift
Senior Director, Community Engagement
Goodwill Central Texas
512.637.7153
valerie.swift@goodwillcentraltexas.org

GOOGLE CONTACT:

Kayla Conti
Google Global Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: (510) 517-1001
conti@google.com

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Google Career Grant

12.12.2017

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2017

GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

New initiative, funded by Google, will help Central Texas residents advance their careers

Austin, TX – Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — Goodwill Central Texas is among the 125 local Goodwill organizations that were competitively chosen to be the first to provide digital skills training services through a new initiative with Google. The Goodwill Digital Career AcceleratorSM is made possible by a $10 million grant from Google and volunteer assistance from 1,000 Google employees.

Over the next three years, the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will result in more than 1 million people around the United States being trained in skills that will make them more marketable workers for the digital age.

“We are excited to be selected as part of this initiative, and very appreciative of Google’s investment in our community. Digital literacy skills and technical, industry-recognized certifications are critical to our local workforce; many of the people who come through our doors lack these essential skills,” said Jerry Davis, President and CEO, Goodwill Central Texas. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator initiative means we at Goodwill Central Texas have one more tool to help local members of our community build their skills and expand their career options.”

 Digital skills include basic computer skills that would be used to establish an email address, apply for a job or perform many entry level tasks. More advanced digital skills include computer support or programming, digital marketing, and cybersecurity, which are increasingly relevant for achieving well-paying, in-demand careers across the country.

"As a baseline, employers look for workers and job applicants who can proficiently use computers and other electronic devices,” said Jacquelline Fuller, CEO of Google.org. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will greatly assist those hoping to get ahead in their careers and obtain the types of jobs that will remain in demand for years to come in a demanding digital economy.”

Goodwill Central Texas will receive a $300,000 grant to fund its participation in the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.

With this investment, local U.S. Goodwill organizations have three options for participation in the grant, based on their current digital skills training operations, capacity to initiate, enhance or expand digital skills training, and local labor market demand. Those three options include Digital Change Agents, Digital Champions and Digital Enthusiasts. Goodwill Central Texas will be a Digital Change Agent.

Ten local Goodwill organizations have been chosen to be Digital Change Agents, receiving a $300,000 grant and serving as leaders in digital skills expansion and training across the network. Seventy-five local Goodwill organizations will participate as Digital Champions in three cohorts of 25. Each Digital Champion will receive a $50,000 grant and engage in extensive learning and technical assistance opportunities to help enhance and expand training offerings. An additional 14 local Goodwill organizations were chosen to participate in the second cohort of Digital Champions and eleven more will be recruited in early 2018. Eighteen local Goodwill organizations are participating as Digital Enthusiasts with an $8,000 grant to participate in learning events. The remaining Goodwill organizations will be recruited in 2018 for a total of 125 participating Goodwill organizations.
 

To see the full list of participating Goodwill organizations and their geographic areas, visit http://www.goodwill.org/dca/

Goodwill Central TexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 13,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill, in collaboration with an extensive network of practical, thoughtful assistance-providers, actively strives to broaden its scope of education, job training, and business services in alignment with the core mission of Generating Lifelong Connections to Work. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

GOODWILL CONTACT:

Valerie Swift
Senior Director, Community Engagement
Goodwill Central Texas
512.637.7153
valerie.swift@goodwillcentraltexas.org

GOOGLE CONTACT:

Kayla Conti
Google Global Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: (510) 517-1001
conti@google.com

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Google Career Grant

12.12.2017

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2017

GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

New initiative, funded by Google, will help Central Texas residents advance their careers

Austin, TX – Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — Goodwill Central Texas is among the 125 local Goodwill organizations that were competitively chosen to be the first to provide digital skills training services through a new initiative with Google. The Goodwill Digital Career AcceleratorSM is made possible by a $10 million grant from Google and volunteer assistance from 1,000 Google employees.

Over the next three years, the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will result in more than 1 million people around the United States being trained in skills that will make them more marketable workers for the digital age.

“We are excited to be selected as part of this initiative, and very appreciative of Google’s investment in our community. Digital literacy skills and technical, industry-recognized certifications are critical to our local workforce; many of the people who come through our doors lack these essential skills,” said Jerry Davis, President and CEO, Goodwill Central Texas. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator initiative means we at Goodwill Central Texas have one more tool to help local members of our community build their skills and expand their career options.”

 Digital skills include basic computer skills that would be used to establish an email address, apply for a job or perform many entry level tasks. More advanced digital skills include computer support or programming, digital marketing, and cybersecurity, which are increasingly relevant for achieving well-paying, in-demand careers across the country.

"As a baseline, employers look for workers and job applicants who can proficiently use computers and other electronic devices,” said Jacquelline Fuller, CEO of Google.org. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will greatly assist those hoping to get ahead in their careers and obtain the types of jobs that will remain in demand for years to come in a demanding digital economy.”

Goodwill Central Texas will receive a $300,000 grant to fund its participation in the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.

With this investment, local U.S. Goodwill organizations have three options for participation in the grant, based on their current digital skills training operations, capacity to initiate, enhance or expand digital skills training, and local labor market demand. Those three options include Digital Change Agents, Digital Champions and Digital Enthusiasts. Goodwill Central Texas will be a Digital Change Agent.

Ten local Goodwill organizations have been chosen to be Digital Change Agents, receiving a $300,000 grant and serving as leaders in digital skills expansion and training across the network. Seventy-five local Goodwill organizations will participate as Digital Champions in three cohorts of 25. Each Digital Champion will receive a $50,000 grant and engage in extensive learning and technical assistance opportunities to help enhance and expand training offerings. An additional 14 local Goodwill organizations were chosen to participate in the second cohort of Digital Champions and eleven more will be recruited in early 2018. Eighteen local Goodwill organizations are participating as Digital Enthusiasts with an $8,000 grant to participate in learning events. The remaining Goodwill organizations will be recruited in 2018 for a total of 125 participating Goodwill organizations.
 

To see the full list of participating Goodwill organizations and their geographic areas, visit http://www.goodwill.org/dca/

Goodwill Central TexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 13,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill, in collaboration with an extensive network of practical, thoughtful assistance-providers, actively strives to broaden its scope of education, job training, and business services in alignment with the core mission of Generating Lifelong Connections to Work. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

GOODWILL CONTACT:

Valerie Swift
Senior Director, Community Engagement
Goodwill Central Texas
512.637.7153
valerie.swift@goodwillcentraltexas.org

GOOGLE CONTACT:

Kayla Conti
Google Global Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: (510) 517-1001
conti@google.com

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Google Career Grant

12.12.2017

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2017

GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

New initiative, funded by Google, will help Central Texas residents advance their careers

Austin, TX – Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — Goodwill Central Texas is among the 125 local Goodwill organizations that were competitively chosen to be the first to provide digital skills training services through a new initiative with Google. The Goodwill Digital Career AcceleratorSM is made possible by a $10 million grant from Google and volunteer assistance from 1,000 Google employees.

Over the next three years, the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will result in more than 1 million people around the United States being trained in skills that will make them more marketable workers for the digital age.

“We are excited to be selected as part of this initiative, and very appreciative of Google’s investment in our community. Digital literacy skills and technical, industry-recognized certifications are critical to our local workforce; many of the people who come through our doors lack these essential skills,” said Jerry Davis, President and CEO, Goodwill Central Texas. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator initiative means we at Goodwill Central Texas have one more tool to help local members of our community build their skills and expand their career options.”

 Digital skills include basic computer skills that would be used to establish an email address, apply for a job or perform many entry level tasks. More advanced digital skills include computer support or programming, digital marketing, and cybersecurity, which are increasingly relevant for achieving well-paying, in-demand careers across the country.

"As a baseline, employers look for workers and job applicants who can proficiently use computers and other electronic devices,” said Jacquelline Fuller, CEO of Google.org. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will greatly assist those hoping to get ahead in their careers and obtain the types of jobs that will remain in demand for years to come in a demanding digital economy.”

Goodwill Central Texas will receive a $300,000 grant to fund its participation in the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.

With this investment, local U.S. Goodwill organizations have three options for participation in the grant, based on their current digital skills training operations, capacity to initiate, enhance or expand digital skills training, and local labor market demand. Those three options include Digital Change Agents, Digital Champions and Digital Enthusiasts. Goodwill Central Texas will be a Digital Change Agent.

Ten local Goodwill organizations have been chosen to be Digital Change Agents, receiving a $300,000 grant and serving as leaders in digital skills expansion and training across the network. Seventy-five local Goodwill organizations will participate as Digital Champions in three cohorts of 25. Each Digital Champion will receive a $50,000 grant and engage in extensive learning and technical assistance opportunities to help enhance and expand training offerings. An additional 14 local Goodwill organizations were chosen to participate in the second cohort of Digital Champions and eleven more will be recruited in early 2018. Eighteen local Goodwill organizations are participating as Digital Enthusiasts with an $8,000 grant to participate in learning events. The remaining Goodwill organizations will be recruited in 2018 for a total of 125 participating Goodwill organizations.
 

To see the full list of participating Goodwill organizations and their geographic areas, visit http://www.goodwill.org/dca/

Goodwill Central TexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 13,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill, in collaboration with an extensive network of practical, thoughtful assistance-providers, actively strives to broaden its scope of education, job training, and business services in alignment with the core mission of Generating Lifelong Connections to Work. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

GOODWILL CONTACT:

Valerie Swift
Senior Director, Community Engagement
Goodwill Central Texas
512.637.7153
valerie.swift@goodwillcentraltexas.org

GOOGLE CONTACT:

Kayla Conti
Google Global Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: (510) 517-1001
conti@google.com

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Google Career Grant

12.12.2017

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2017

GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

New initiative, funded by Google, will help Central Texas residents advance their careers

Austin, TX – Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — Goodwill Central Texas is among the 125 local Goodwill organizations that were competitively chosen to be the first to provide digital skills training services through a new initiative with Google. The Goodwill Digital Career AcceleratorSM is made possible by a $10 million grant from Google and volunteer assistance from 1,000 Google employees.

Over the next three years, the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will result in more than 1 million people around the United States being trained in skills that will make them more marketable workers for the digital age.

“We are excited to be selected as part of this initiative, and very appreciative of Google’s investment in our community. Digital literacy skills and technical, industry-recognized certifications are critical to our local workforce; many of the people who come through our doors lack these essential skills,” said Jerry Davis, President and CEO, Goodwill Central Texas. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator initiative means we at Goodwill Central Texas have one more tool to help local members of our community build their skills and expand their career options.”

 Digital skills include basic computer skills that would be used to establish an email address, apply for a job or perform many entry level tasks. More advanced digital skills include computer support or programming, digital marketing, and cybersecurity, which are increasingly relevant for achieving well-paying, in-demand careers across the country.

"As a baseline, employers look for workers and job applicants who can proficiently use computers and other electronic devices,” said Jacquelline Fuller, CEO of Google.org. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will greatly assist those hoping to get ahead in their careers and obtain the types of jobs that will remain in demand for years to come in a demanding digital economy.”

Goodwill Central Texas will receive a $300,000 grant to fund its participation in the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.

With this investment, local U.S. Goodwill organizations have three options for participation in the grant, based on their current digital skills training operations, capacity to initiate, enhance or expand digital skills training, and local labor market demand. Those three options include Digital Change Agents, Digital Champions and Digital Enthusiasts. Goodwill Central Texas will be a Digital Change Agent.

Ten local Goodwill organizations have been chosen to be Digital Change Agents, receiving a $300,000 grant and serving as leaders in digital skills expansion and training across the network. Seventy-five local Goodwill organizations will participate as Digital Champions in three cohorts of 25. Each Digital Champion will receive a $50,000 grant and engage in extensive learning and technical assistance opportunities to help enhance and expand training offerings. An additional 14 local Goodwill organizations were chosen to participate in the second cohort of Digital Champions and eleven more will be recruited in early 2018. Eighteen local Goodwill organizations are participating as Digital Enthusiasts with an $8,000 grant to participate in learning events. The remaining Goodwill organizations will be recruited in 2018 for a total of 125 participating Goodwill organizations.
 

To see the full list of participating Goodwill organizations and their geographic areas, visit http://www.goodwill.org/dca/

Goodwill Central TexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 13,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill, in collaboration with an extensive network of practical, thoughtful assistance-providers, actively strives to broaden its scope of education, job training, and business services in alignment with the core mission of Generating Lifelong Connections to Work. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

GOODWILL CONTACT:

Valerie Swift
Senior Director, Community Engagement
Goodwill Central Texas
512.637.7153
valerie.swift@goodwillcentraltexas.org

GOOGLE CONTACT:

Kayla Conti
Google Global Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: (510) 517-1001
conti@google.com

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Google Career Grant

12.12.2017

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2017

GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

New initiative, funded by Google, will help Central Texas residents advance their careers

Austin, TX – Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — Goodwill Central Texas is among the 125 local Goodwill organizations that were competitively chosen to be the first to provide digital skills training services through a new initiative with Google. The Goodwill Digital Career AcceleratorSM is made possible by a $10 million grant from Google and volunteer assistance from 1,000 Google employees.

Over the next three years, the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will result in more than 1 million people around the United States being trained in skills that will make them more marketable workers for the digital age.

“We are excited to be selected as part of this initiative, and very appreciative of Google’s investment in our community. Digital literacy skills and technical, industry-recognized certifications are critical to our local workforce; many of the people who come through our doors lack these essential skills,” said Jerry Davis, President and CEO, Goodwill Central Texas. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator initiative means we at Goodwill Central Texas have one more tool to help local members of our community build their skills and expand their career options.”

 Digital skills include basic computer skills that would be used to establish an email address, apply for a job or perform many entry level tasks. More advanced digital skills include computer support or programming, digital marketing, and cybersecurity, which are increasingly relevant for achieving well-paying, in-demand careers across the country.

"As a baseline, employers look for workers and job applicants who can proficiently use computers and other electronic devices,” said Jacquelline Fuller, CEO of Google.org. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will greatly assist those hoping to get ahead in their careers and obtain the types of jobs that will remain in demand for years to come in a demanding digital economy.”

Goodwill Central Texas will receive a $300,000 grant to fund its participation in the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.

With this investment, local U.S. Goodwill organizations have three options for participation in the grant, based on their current digital skills training operations, capacity to initiate, enhance or expand digital skills training, and local labor market demand. Those three options include Digital Change Agents, Digital Champions and Digital Enthusiasts. Goodwill Central Texas will be a Digital Change Agent.

Ten local Goodwill organizations have been chosen to be Digital Change Agents, receiving a $300,000 grant and serving as leaders in digital skills expansion and training across the network. Seventy-five local Goodwill organizations will participate as Digital Champions in three cohorts of 25. Each Digital Champion will receive a $50,000 grant and engage in extensive learning and technical assistance opportunities to help enhance and expand training offerings. An additional 14 local Goodwill organizations were chosen to participate in the second cohort of Digital Champions and eleven more will be recruited in early 2018. Eighteen local Goodwill organizations are participating as Digital Enthusiasts with an $8,000 grant to participate in learning events. The remaining Goodwill organizations will be recruited in 2018 for a total of 125 participating Goodwill organizations.
 

To see the full list of participating Goodwill organizations and their geographic areas, visit http://www.goodwill.org/dca/

Goodwill Central TexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 13,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill, in collaboration with an extensive network of practical, thoughtful assistance-providers, actively strives to broaden its scope of education, job training, and business services in alignment with the core mission of Generating Lifelong Connections to Work. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

GOODWILL CONTACT:

Valerie Swift
Senior Director, Community Engagement
Goodwill Central Texas
512.637.7153
valerie.swift@goodwillcentraltexas.org

GOOGLE CONTACT:

Kayla Conti
Google Global Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: (510) 517-1001
conti@google.com

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GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

Google Career Grant

12.12.2017

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2017

GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

New initiative, funded by Google, will help Central Texas residents advance their careers

Austin, TX – Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — Goodwill Central Texas is among the 125 local Goodwill organizations that were competitively chosen to be the first to provide digital skills training services through a new initiative with Google. The Goodwill Digital Career AcceleratorSM is made possible by a $10 million grant from Google and volunteer assistance from 1,000 Google employees.

Over the next three years, the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will result in more than 1 million people around the United States being trained in skills that will make them more marketable workers for the digital age.

“We are excited to be selected as part of this initiative, and very appreciative of Google’s investment in our community. Digital literacy skills and technical, industry-recognized certifications are critical to our local workforce; many of the people who come through our doors lack these essential skills,” said Jerry Davis, President and CEO, Goodwill Central Texas. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator initiative means we at Goodwill Central Texas have one more tool to help local members of our community build their skills and expand their career options.”

 Digital skills include basic computer skills that would be used to establish an email address, apply for a job or perform many entry level tasks. More advanced digital skills include computer support or programming, digital marketing, and cybersecurity, which are increasingly relevant for achieving well-paying, in-demand careers across the country.

"As a baseline, employers look for workers and job applicants who can proficiently use computers and other electronic devices,” said Jacquelline Fuller, CEO of Google.org. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will greatly assist those hoping to get ahead in their careers and obtain the types of jobs that will remain in demand for years to come in a demanding digital economy.”

Goodwill Central Texas will receive a $300,000 grant to fund its participation in the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.

With this investment, local U.S. Goodwill organizations have three options for participation in the grant, based on their current digital skills training operations, capacity to initiate, enhance or expand digital skills training, and local labor market demand. Those three options include Digital Change Agents, Digital Champions and Digital Enthusiasts. Goodwill Central Texas will be a Digital Change Agent.

Ten local Goodwill organizations have been chosen to be Digital Change Agents, receiving a $300,000 grant and serving as leaders in digital skills expansion and training across the network. Seventy-five local Goodwill organizations will participate as Digital Champions in three cohorts of 25. Each Digital Champion will receive a $50,000 grant and engage in extensive learning and technical assistance opportunities to help enhance and expand training offerings. An additional 14 local Goodwill organizations were chosen to participate in the second cohort of Digital Champions and eleven more will be recruited in early 2018. Eighteen local Goodwill organizations are participating as Digital Enthusiasts with an $8,000 grant to participate in learning events. The remaining Goodwill organizations will be recruited in 2018 for a total of 125 participating Goodwill organizations.
 

To see the full list of participating Goodwill organizations and their geographic areas, visit http://www.goodwill.org/dca/

Goodwill Central TexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 13,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill, in collaboration with an extensive network of practical, thoughtful assistance-providers, actively strives to broaden its scope of education, job training, and business services in alignment with the core mission of Generating Lifelong Connections to Work. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

GOODWILL CONTACT:

Valerie Swift
Senior Director, Community Engagement
Goodwill Central Texas
512.637.7153
valerie.swift@goodwillcentraltexas.org

GOOGLE CONTACT:

Kayla Conti
Google Global Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: (510) 517-1001
conti@google.com

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GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

Google Career Grant

12.12.2017

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2017

GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING

New initiative, funded by Google, will help Central Texas residents advance their careers

Austin, TX – Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — Goodwill Central Texas is among the 125 local Goodwill organizations that were competitively chosen to be the first to provide digital skills training services through a new initiative with Google. The Goodwill Digital Career AcceleratorSM is made possible by a $10 million grant from Google and volunteer assistance from 1,000 Google employees.

Over the next three years, the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will result in more than 1 million people around the United States being trained in skills that will make them more marketable workers for the digital age.

“We are excited to be selected as part of this initiative, and very appreciative of Google’s investment in our community. Digital literacy skills and technical, industry-recognized certifications are critical to our local workforce; many of the people who come through our doors lack these essential skills,” said Jerry Davis, President and CEO, Goodwill Central Texas. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator initiative means we at Goodwill Central Texas have one more tool to help local members of our community build their skills and expand their career options.”

 Digital skills include basic computer skills that would be used to establish an email address, apply for a job or perform many entry level tasks. More advanced digital skills include computer support or programming, digital marketing, and cybersecurity, which are increasingly relevant for achieving well-paying, in-demand careers across the country.

"As a baseline, employers look for workers and job applicants who can proficiently use computers and other electronic devices,” said Jacquelline Fuller, CEO of Google.org. “The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator will greatly assist those hoping to get ahead in their careers and obtain the types of jobs that will remain in demand for years to come in a demanding digital economy.”

Goodwill Central Texas will receive a $300,000 grant to fund its participation in the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator.

With this investment, local U.S. Goodwill organizations have three options for participation in the grant, based on their current digital skills training operations, capacity to initiate, enhance or expand digital skills training, and local labor market demand. Those three options include Digital Change Agents, Digital Champions and Digital Enthusiasts. Goodwill Central Texas will be a Digital Change Agent.

Ten local Goodwill organizations have been chosen to be Digital Change Agents, receiving a $300,000 grant and serving as leaders in digital skills expansion and training across the network. Seventy-five local Goodwill organizations will participate as Digital Champions in three cohorts of 25. Each Digital Champion will receive a $50,000 grant and engage in extensive learning and technical assistance opportunities to help enhance and expand training offerings. An additional 14 local Goodwill organizations were chosen to participate in the second cohort of Digital Champions and eleven more will be recruited in early 2018. Eighteen local Goodwill organizations are participating as Digital Enthusiasts with an $8,000 grant to participate in learning events. The remaining Goodwill organizations will be recruited in 2018 for a total of 125 participating Goodwill organizations.
 

To see the full list of participating Goodwill organizations and their geographic areas, visit http://www.goodwill.org/dca/

Goodwill Central TexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 13,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill, in collaboration with an extensive network of practical, thoughtful assistance-providers, actively strives to broaden its scope of education, job training, and business services in alignment with the core mission of Generating Lifelong Connections to Work. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

GOODWILL CONTACT:

Valerie Swift
Senior Director, Community Engagement
Goodwill Central Texas
512.637.7153
valerie.swift@goodwillcentraltexas.org

GOOGLE CONTACT:

Kayla Conti
Google Global Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: (510) 517-1001
conti@google.com

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