The Transitional Work Experience (TWE) program at Goodwill of Silicon Valley is a unique and innovative program designed to help individuals facing barriers to employment. The TWE program provides individuals with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and training in a supportive environment, helping them to build the skills and confidence needed to secure long-term employment.
One of the key features of the TWE program is the focus on individualized support and guidance. Goodwill’s case managers work with participants to create a personalized plan that addresses their specific needs and goals, and provide ongoing support throughout their job search. The TWE program also offers a variety of job training and placement services, including on-the-job training, job placement assistance, and follow-up services.
The TWE program has already helped many individuals to overcome barriers to employment and achieve success. For example, John (name changed for privacy), a former participant in the TWE program, faced numerous challenges in securing employment due to a lack of job experience and a criminal record. With the support of the TWE program, John was able to participate in job training and receive hands-on experience in the industries he was interested in. The TWE program provided John with the skills and confidence necessary to secure employment and start on a path to a better future.
In addition to helping individuals like John to overcome barriers to employment, the TWE program also has a positive impact on the community as a whole. The program provides a source of well-trained and qualified employees for local businesses, helping to support economic growth and development in the area.
In conclusion, the Transitional Work Experience program at Goodwill of Silicon Valley is a vital resource for individuals facing barriers to employment, and is helping to build a better future for both individuals and the community as a whole. With its focus on individualized support and hands-on training, the TWE program is a testament to Goodwill’s commitment to helping individuals achieve self-sufficiency and a better future.
Student work experience training program (SWEP)
Student Work Experience Program was created to provide students with an opportunity to obtain a wage and retail experience while still attending school. This work experience only (paid) is for students that are actively enrolled in school and are wanting to gain work experience while in school. The duration of the program aligns with the student’s active enrollment in school.
For additional information you can attend one of our weekly General Information Sessions at Goodwill of Silicon Valley headquarters (1080 North 7th St. in San Jose) on Tuesday’s at 9:00am. Or, you can visit any one of our stores and talk with store management about the SWEP program and determine if they have current openings.