Goodwill, Argosy University partner on corporate education program

Goodwill employees, volunteers and those who use Job Connection service eligible for scholarships to make ongoing education more accessible

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017

Goodwill Manasota vice president David Wells leads a training session with a Goodwill team memberSARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Argosy University have forged a partnership in order to make Argosy’s educational programs more accessible for Goodwill employees, volunteers and those who utilize its free Job Connection career services. This collaboration will make available a scholarship of 25 percent of tuition and the waiving of the application fee for new applicants. This partnership is open is to the Sarasota and Tampa campuses (excluding the Clinical Psychology program).

Argosy University is a university community dedicated to delivering high-quality professional education programs to working professionals. The university offers doctoral, masters, post-graduate certificates and undergraduate programs in professional and career fields as well as continuing education and professional development services.  

Goodwill is deeply committed to the professional development of its team members. Each year, Goodwill Manasota employees take part in more than 20,000 hours of training while on the clock. This is an investment that doesn’t just improve job performance – it enhances the employees’ personal development and feelings of self-worth.

“Goodwill Manasota is known for its learning programs that support the development of its workforce,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “This partnership will provide resources to help those closest to us to achieve their career and life goals.”  

Argosy University’s Corporate Education Program curriculum emphasizes interpersonal skills and practical experience – providing people with a wealth of tools and abilities.

“Argosy University is excited to partner with Goodwill Manasota and we welcome you to our university community, said Argosy president Jeff Day. “We are dedicated to delivering high-quality professional education programs to working professionals, and look forward to doing so for employees of and others associated with Goodwill Manasota.”

For more about Goodwill, go to experiencegoodwill.org or call (941) 355-2721.

 

PHOTO ID: Goodwill Manasota vice president David Wells leads a training session with a Goodwill team member

About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2016, Goodwill Manasota served 28,207 people, placed 755 people in jobs and assisted 240 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $92.1 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted more than 40 million pounds out of the landfill. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota, in essence, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org.