GED, Computer and Job Training Programs

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Person typing on computerToday’s job market is tougher than ever, especially for those without the high-tech skills employers are often seeking in the current economy. In Part 3 of our Helping Hands series, we have compiled a list of the local resources that are available for people who are seeking a little step up towards gaining their GED and/or the specific job training or computer skills needed to become a better candidate for work in our local market. If you know of other local job training programs that we should consider adding to this list, please let us know in the comments below. Even better, if you know of (or are) a success story from one of these programs, please share!

GED, Computer & Job Training

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina

Access Center Adult High School

A partnership between Goodwill Industries and Forsyth Technical College that offers adults a free and unique path to earning their high school diplomas. Other services include career coaching, job placement assistance,

Prosperity Center

A collaboration of Goodwill Industries, Financial Pathways of the Piedmont that helps clients reach financial stability through job search assistance, career counseling, budget and credit counseling, managing money during unemployment, financial coaching, debt management, housing counseling and foreclosure prevention, as well as computer skills training, free tax preparation and English as a second language classes. Access to internet, copiers, fax and phone.

Whole Man Ministries

A church-based ministry. Services include jail & prison mentoring, a homeless assistance program, an adult continuing education program, a food pantry and clothes closet serving the needy of southeast Winston-Salem.

Whole Man Ministries Food Bank hours: 9-10:45 am on 2nd and 4th Sundays

WinstonNet Technology Centers

A network of 40 computer labs at libraries, recreation, and community centers across Winston-Salem with free internet access for the public at large, computer training, and sometimes English and Spanish (as a second language) classes.

Which local service do you feel is the most helpful when it comes to job training programs and why?

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Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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