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Goodwill Columbus x AMP

A free life-changing opportunity for young adults, ages 18-24

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

Know someone 18-24 who may be a fit? Share with them below!

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 serve as a personal advocate. Each coach will build a personalized plan to connect the participant to 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, pre-apprenticeship programs. 

Qualifications:
  • Young adults, ages 18-24 years old
  • Reside in Franklin County
  • Meet eligibility requirements
  • Not currently enrolled in high school

Get Started (It’s Free!)

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Connect with an AMP coach today, call or text
614-966-9283 or click to schedule directly via Calendly.

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 student’s skill set
  • Facebook Social Media classes will be remote and can be completed in 4 to 5 months depending on the student’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 – 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 – Classes can be completed remotely in 24 weeks or less depending on the student’s skill set

About AMP

AMP is a partnership between Franklin County Job and Family Services, the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio, and Goodwill Columbus to deliver effective case management services to provide eligible youth with hands-on, holistic services to address barriers contributing to the lack of educational and career advancement.

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