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Goodwill Manufacturing takes cues from our customers

Posted by Mike Matus on November 4, 2016

Goodwill Manufacturing, our contract packaging and assembly business unit within Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin recently completed our second annual customer survey. It is so critical to our success that we continually evaluate how we can improve our services to better meet the needs of our customers. I wanted to share the feedback we received, as well as our focus for 2017.

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Project SEARCH intern update

Posted by Christine Schulz on September 27, 2016

Earlier in the year I wrote about our Project SEARCH program that has truly been changing the lives of the young adults who are participating. I wanted to give you an update on these interns. On June 8, 2016, our 11 Milwaukee County Zoo Project SEARCH interns successfully completed the program. The completion ceremony was one of my proudest moments in my career at Goodwill as it has been an incredible journey to see the program develop from the ground up. Most of all, I am impressed with each intern as each one has come so far in developing their independence, confidence and skills.

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It’s all about perspective

Posted by Julie O'Malley on September 7, 2016

I have a Hallmark greeting card hanging above my desk from a retired Goodwill employee. It features a picture of two dinosaurs on a rock surrounded by water and in the distance is an ark with several pairs of animals visible. One dinosaur is saying to the other, “Oh Crap! Was that today?” The inside of the card reads, “A bad day is all about perspective.”

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Hands on training proves successful for Supported Employment program

Posted by Christine Schulz on August 11, 2016

Last month, we completed a culinary training pilot in Café 1919, our cafeteria, which is located at the James O. Wright Center for Work and Training. The training focused on providing skill building opportunities for individuals with disabilities who are on track for Supported Employment services.

All four of the trainees successfully completed the program and participated in a completion ceremony late last month. I had the pleasure of attending the ceremony and seeing all of the trainees beaming with pride and optimism for what comes next: a community job!

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Be the best you can be—using the 5 key skills to success

Posted by Dan Depies on July 18, 2016

While there are many skills that employees need to demonstrate to be successful on the job, the Goodwill Work Services program has found that there are five key skills to being successful in a manufacturing environment. We established these skills by listening to our business customers connected to us through Goodwill TalentBridge and our Supported Employment program.

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