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Opportunities for Those with Criminal Records

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Struggling to find employment? We can help.

If you live in North Georgia and have been involved in the criminal justice system, you may be eligible for Goodwill services through our new Ignite Grant. Start meeting virtually or in person with a Goodwill Certified Career Coach and enhance your workforce skills and employability!

Services include:
• Resume writing support
• One-on-One Career Coaching
• Job Search Strategies and Career Planning
• Employment Assistance
• Occupational Skills Training Available

Qualifications & Requirements

We are giving opportunities to anyone who wants to learn skills, find a job and falls between the ages of 18-24 and possess a criminal record. To begin enrollment, you’ll need to bring the following documents to the career center:

  • State ID
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Involvement with the Criminal Justice System

Qualified candidates must reside in one of the following counties:


Athens-Clarke Clayton Douglas Floyd Henry
Bartow Cobb Forsyth Gwinnett Paulding
Cherokee DeKalb Fulton Hall Pickens

Program Schedule

We are holding training programs across North Georgia. Training areas include:

  • CDL Class A w/ Supply Chain Logistics
  • Forklift Training
  • Forklift Certification w/ Supply Chain Logistics
  • Highway Construction
  • Logistics w/ Forklift
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Salesforce Administration Certification
  • Welding Technician

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Ignite Program Registration

Goodwill has a program for you

To learn more about Goodwill’s training programs, view our career services program catalog.

View Program Catalog

Ready to take the next step?

Start your Goodwill journey and plan to attend an information session. You can also call 844-344-WORK or email careerservices@ging.org to schedule an appointment with a Goodwill Navigator.