JOB CONNECTION CENTER
Walk into one of our Job Connection Centers on any weekday and you will see the faces of hope among our clients. Whether it's a single mom studying hard to pass her HiSET exam or a recently unemployed father working on a resume for a job, all of our clients have a story of hope. Our staff provides HiSET preparation courses, job connection services, crisis assistance, and supported employment programs free of charge to people in Acadiana.
Call 337-769-7650 for more information.
Adult HiSET Preparation
Goodwill offers adult education training sites that provide free HiSET preparation classes to those wishing to earn their high school equivalency credential. Our classes and instruction are:
Conducted by experienced teachers
Hands on and individualized to specific learning needs
Completed at an individual's own pace
Goodwill provides free work readiness and placement services to unemployed and under-employed individuals. These services include:
Access to computers with high speed internet
Access to printers, copiers, and fax machines
Access to a Resource Library
Resume and cover letter writing assistance
Free Work Readiness computer modules
Job Lead Assistance directed to your interests
The following are our job connection locations and hours:
1225 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
2900 Veteran's Memorial Dr.
911 Alfred St.
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1308 Creswell Ln.
9:00am - 1:00pm
1003 E. Admiral Doyle Dr.
812 Veterans Dr.
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Individuals can satisfy their court appointed community service hours in Goodwill's donation centers or retail stores. Clients also receive support and guidance from trained staff to ensure they do not become repeat offenders.
Goodwill helps individuals who have experienced a fire, homelessness, or both. Individuals falling into one of these categories can follow these steps for assistance:
1. Receive referral from an outside agency
2. Have case approved by Goodwill's services department
3. Receive a Goodwill gift card that can be used to purchase essential items such as clothing, furniture, and household items.
Supported Employment Program
Goodwill assists individuals with disabilities in finding competitive employment. This allows them to be proud contributing members of society. We continue to work with the individual in an integrated setting with ongoing support services.
The following intensive and extended employment services are provided:
Vocation evaluation and assessments
Work readiness and computer training
Job task analysis and job matching
Job placement services
Extended follow-up and ongoing support.
Goodwill provides and manages independent living facilities for seniors, disabled individuals, and low-income families. Maison de Goodwill, located in Lafayette, provides safe, affordable, and independent housing for residents in their retirement years. Maison de Rayne has one-bedroom, handicap accessible apartments for the physically disabled. For more information, please contact 337-406-8500.