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Goodwill Columbus x AMP

A free life-changing opportunity for young adults, ages 18-24, who are not currently enrolled in classes

In partnership with the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) & the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio (WDBCO), Goodwill Columbus is proud to offer free specialized assistance and coaching to young Central Ohioans looking to make a positive change in their life.

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We’re Here To Help

The purpose of AMP is to help out-of-school young adults between the ages of 18-24 enter a career pathway and attain long-term self-sufficiency prior to program completion. Eligible participants will be paired with a Goodwill Columbus AMP Coach who serves as a hands-on, personal advocate.

Each coach will build a personalized plan to connect the participant to holistic support services and provide assistance in life training, learning new skills, and work experience through paid and non-paid internships, job shadowing, on-the-job training, and pre-apprenticeship programs. 

Qualifications:
  • Young adults, ages 18-24 years old
  • Resides in Franklin County
  • Not currently enrolled in classes
  • Meets income guidelines

Connect with an AMP Coach (It’s Free!)

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Need to connect with an AMP Coach today?

Call or text 614-966-9283

Our Career Pathways

Ready to make a change in your life? In addition to immediate employment opportunities, Goodwill Columbus offers certified training in several in-demand fields. Below are a few, but contact an AMP coach today to learn more.

IT Pathway

Career Pathway Industry Recognized Credentials/ First Job

  • CompTIA A+ or Google IT Support Professional
  • Facebook Social Media Marketing Professional Certification

Career Pathway Industry Recognized Credentials/ Next Best Job

  • Network+, Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker

Class Format

  • CompTIA A+ classes are in-person for 12 weeks/day class, 15 weeks/night class
  • Google IT Support Professional, Network +, Security +, and Certified Ethical Hacker will be completed remotely and can be completed within 3 to 6 six months depending on the studentโ€™s skill set
  • Facebook Social Media classes will be remote and can be completed in 4 to 5 months depending on the studentโ€™s skill set

Hospitality / Lodging / Retail Pathways

Career Pathway Industry Recognized Credentials/First Job

  • Customer Service Gold, Rise Up Retail, Front Desk Attendant, Guest Room Attendant, Kitchen Cook, Food Server

Career Pathway Industry Recognized Credentials/Next Best Job

  • Maintenance (supervisory role)

Class Format:

  • Classes can be completed remotely in as little 1 week per credential

Healthcare Pathway

Career Pathway Industry Recognized Credential/First Job

  • State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)

Career Pathway Industry Recognized Credentials/Next Best Job

  • Medical Billing and Coding (potential for remote work), Medical Front Office Administrative Assistant, Behavior Technician

Class Format

  • STNA โ€“ Classes are in-person at The Reeb Avenue Center on the south side of Columbus and can be completed in 5 weeks
  • Medical Billing & Coding, Medical Front Office Adm. Asst., Behavior Technician โ€“ Classes can be completed remotely in 24 weeks or less depending on the studentโ€™s skill set

About AMP

If you are dealing with financial issues, limited job options, low wages, unreliable transportation, or lack of support, AMP can help you!

If you are between the ages of 18 โ€“ 24 and could benefit from skills training and rewarding career options learn more about Achieve More and Prosper (AMP) Youth programs that are available at no cost.

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