Goodwill NYNJ Recognizes 100 Individuals with Autism
Nearly 250 guests joined us for our 5th Annual Autism Awareness event on Thursday, April 19. We presented Employment Awards to 40 program participants with autism who have secure and retain jobs and to 59 Day Habilitation program participants who have achieved their communication & independence goals. Also, we recognized six employers, who have hired some of our program participants, including CVS and JC Penney.
On February 5, Goodwill and Google held a tech skills training session for more than 40 job-seekers at the Goodwill NYNJ Astoria headquarters. In addition, 20 Goodwill NYNJ coaches who will support this training for other program participants in the future received a "Train the Trainer" session and 15 Google volunteers provided one-on-one support.
On January 16, Goodwill NYNJ launched its second cohort of the Career in Retail Pathway training at the SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology. Sixteen retail employees are participating in the 7-week training, which is free to employees at the FIT campus and is sponsored by Goodwill NYNJ.