Project Connect is Goodwill of South Central Ohio’s paid transitional work training program for individuals with disabilities whose goal it is to one day secure community employment. The length of the program a minimum of three months and maximum of two years. Completion is dependent upon the individual and his/her readiness for employment.
Training is led by a Goodwill Job Coach who works alongside participants on five key curriculum:
- Customer service
- Cash register
Training typically occurs with groups of no more than four. Work sites include our Goodwill stores as well as partner businesses.
When participants are deemed work ready, they are matched with a Goodwill Employment Specialist to begin seeking community employment. The Employment Specialist will provide assistance in finding job openings in the industry preferred by the participant, applying for jobs, and practicing interview skills. The participant also will be setup with continued work supports when necessary.