"A Closer Look at Ohio Valley Goodwill's Computer Technology Training Program!"

Ohio Valley Goodwill offers a host of training programs all designed to help individuals to obtain the skills needed to obtain community employment. One of its award-winning programs is its Office Procedures and Computer Technology training. This training program offers students the opportunity to learn 2007 Microsoft Office Systems as well as a variety of associated skill sets essential in today’s business market. Directed by Supervisor, Nancy VanderWoude, Goodwill’s Office Procedures and Computer Technology Training program has been recognized by the Southwest Ohio Rehabilitation Association (SWORA) on three different occasions for the outstanding quality of its programs and services. pic-crop.jpeg Nancy VanderWoude, Supervisor OPCT.

In particular,  SWORA noted the supportive staff team associated with the program under Vanderwoude’s leadership as well as the quality of the program’s outcomes. VanderWoude has served as the Supervisor of the Office Procedures and Computer Technology program at Goodwill for the past 13 years. Overall, she has more than 35 years of experience in supervision and management in the business world in Ohio and Indiana. Goodwill’s Office Procedures and Computer Technology Training offers students an individualized course of study based on their identified career goals. Course studies are based on the needs of today’s job market and currently includes but is not limited to the following areas:

  • Keyboarding
  • Data Entry
  • Microsoft Access 2007
  • Microsoft Word 2007
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
  • Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Windows XP
  • Work Readiness classes

In addition to the above comprehensive list of skill training areas, the Computer Technology program also offers Computerized Job Seeking Training which of course, is absolutely essential in today’s job market. This service is a two-week intensive training program designed to provide individuals that have no prior computer experience with the skills to begin a computer-based job search. Students are provided with individualized instruction designed to help them navigate the complexities of seeking employment. In some cases, Goodwill also offers program participants the chance to prepare for completing and obtaining their GED if this is a course of study they wish to pursue. Students participating in Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Office Procedures and Computer Technology Training program are typically referred by the Rehabilitation Services Commission, Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, Veterans Administration and Private Insurance. For more information about the program or to schedule a tour, please contact Nancy VanderWoude at (513) 771-4800, ext. 6226 or email: nvanderwoude@cincigoodwill.org.

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