Employee- Begin at Home
Begin at Home
Goodwill industries of Central Oklahoma began the Begin at Home program in 2020 in an effort to meet their employees where they are at while helping to elevate them to achieve their goals. At Goodwill, we know that many of our employees are starting out fresh, some are wanting to build on an existing career, and others are simply making ends meet. We want to help support our employees in providing the proper foundation for employment and long-term success!
So, what is Begin at Home? Through our Begin at Home program employees are given some options about what learning track that they want to be on. This may be starting the process for one of our registered apprenticeships through the Department of Labor or going through the Goodwill Seal, a standard of skill attainment that we expect all of our employees to achieve after 1-year of continuous employment through our program. No matter which track our employees choose, they will have access to our Employee Assistance Program. Some employees may need some additional support. That is why Goodwill has partnered with other local agencies to help both our employees and communities meet their individual needs such as access to food or housing services.
We understand that it is hard to think about the future when you are busy thinking about having a basic need met. This is why through Begin at Home, we want to support our employees with as much care and compassion as possible. That is also found in our value of Respect! Through Begin at Home, employees who apply for more intensive services will work with our Begin at Home Trainer and and Employment Specialist to help gain much needed tools and resources to create a plan toward employment success!
If you are an employee and you are interested in applying for the Begin at Home program, you have a little pre-work to do. Here are the links to get started and a member of our Workforce Development team will reach out to you. Thank you for being a valued team member at Goodwill. 🙂
Step 1: Complete Intake– https://a105337.socialsolutionsportal.com/apricot-intake/a4e7548a-e6d5-4450-993a-6f6dc587713b
Step 2: Complete Begin at Home Questionnaire– https://a105337.socialsolutionsportal.com/apricot-intake/6c01daf5-5f9d-4c02-855e-4a235bf7162e
Step 3 Track A: Begin the Goodwill Seal program.
Step 3 Track B: Begin the Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Step 4: Work with your Workforce Development Team on a plan for your success!