Electrician Fundamentals Description: (Programs are offered at NO COST to clients)

  • 160 hours over four (4) weeks. 80 hours Construction CORE & Leadership Fundamentals and 80 hours of Electrical Awareness and Install Training. 
  • OSHA 10 and Basic Safety training 
  • Students complete Sexual Harassment & Substance Abuse in the workplace
  • Introduction to construction math, hand tools, power tool, blueprint reading, construction drawing, and back rigging. 
  • Job Placement support by ABC NorCal for successful graduates    

Certifications Upon Successful Completion:

  • OSHA 10
  • NCCER Construction Core
  • ABC NorCal Pre-Apprenticeship Certification
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Electrical Trainee card State of CA (required to be employed by a C10 contractor)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Eligible to work in the USA with proof of documentation
  • Pass pre-assessment in basic computer literacy, math skills & measurements
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED (preferred but not required)
  • In good physical health; ability to stand for 5 hours and lift at least 25 lbs
  • Availability to attend Mandatory Orientation prior to session start date
  • Availability to attend Mandatory Career Readiness Workshops

Course Information:

  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Length: 5 weeks
  • Time 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Goodwill of Silicon Valley – 1080 N. 7th St, SJ, CA 95112

Class dates to be announced!

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Class A License Truck Driving Course Description:

Start your career in the trucking industry! By enrolling in this program Goodwill of Silicon Valley will pay the cost of tuition for Coast to Coast Trucking School. In this program, Goodwill will provide career readiness support and guidance in obtaining your Class A Permit. You must obtain your Class A Permit before you can start with Coast to Coast.

While enrolled at Coast to Coast Trucking school you will learn how to perform inspections and drive behind the wheel in a manual truck. By successfully completing this program you will earn your Class A License to pursue employment as a Commercial Truck Driver.

You are responsible to

  • Pay costs associated with earning your DMV Class A permit 
    • This includes, and is not limited to: Medical Evaluation, DMV permit and endorsement knowledge test fees, and TSA Background check for Hazmat endorsement
  • Study for and pass Permit test: general knowledge of driving a commercial vehicle, air brakes, and combinations, as well as any endorsements of your choosing: hazmat, double and triple trailers, and tanker vehicles
  • Attend scheduled meetings with CTE Staff: Review DMV Commercial Handbook, update Resume, and provide updates to DMV appointments
  • Provide proof of earning Commercial Class A Permit prior to enrolling in training
  • Attend scheduled training sessions with Coast to Coast Trucking School
  • Provide updates on job search to gain assistance in finding employment

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Must have a Clean Driving Record
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed
  • Current resident of Santa Clara County
  • Eligible to work in the USA with proof of documentation
  • Must have a social security card and ID or driver’s license
  • Must have documentation to show proof of residency
  • Must have reliable transportation to get to training site
  • Must pass Medical Evaluation for Department of Transportation
  • In good physical health; ability to stand for 6-8 hours and lift up to 50 lbs

Training Information:

Coast to Coast Truck Driving hours: Tuesday through Saturday,  8:00am – 2:00pm

Location: 740 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA 95126

Required training hours to earn license: 180 hours minimum (6 – 8 weeks)

Session Information:

Classes are ongoing. Earn your class A permit to enroll.

For inquiries, please contact cte@goodwillsv.org or click the APPLY NOW button below.

Medical Assistant  (Programs are offered at NO COST to clients)

What you get from this program
Participants will develop, identify, and analyze instructional skills that will lead to job opportunities in the medical field. Through various lectures and hands on experience, students will be able to implement a variety of medical assistant skills such as following HIPAA & OSHA guidelines, general administrative duties, medical terminology, Clinical duties, billing, and coding. Life skills and job readiness training are also provided during this training course.

In this program, students will learn:

  • Medical terminology, billing, and coding
  • How to take patients’ vital signs
  • Giving injections (IM, ID, & subQ), Venipunctures, and doing ECGs
  • Dose calculations and metric conversions

Certifications Earned

  • CPR certification
  • JobTrain Certificate of Achievement
  • Eligible to take the Profession Industry Certification: NCCT-National Certification Of Competency Testing (optional)

Career Opportunities:

  • Medical Offices
  • Optometrist Offices
  • Wellness Centers
  • Surgical Center
  • Other Medical Specialty and Outpatient facilities

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Eligible to work in the USA
  • 18 years or older
  • Must live in one of the following Counties – San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, or Santa Cruz.
  • Can only enroll in one JobTrain training program.
  • Must not have any adult criminal convictions or any pending charges of any court (other than minor traffic convictions) or have proof of expungement or dismissal of conviction. A background check will be done during the first week of the program.
  • Updated immunizations including 2 Step TB skin test or Quantiferon, 3 series of Hepatitis B or Titer, 2 doses of MMR or Titer, 2 doses of Varicella or Titer, DTaP vaccine or titer, Flu, Covid19, and complete Physical Examination to participate in Clinical Externship. Must complete and submit the Physical Examination Form provided during the enrollment process.
  • Must be drug and alcohol free to qualify for employment.
  • Proof of High School Diploma/Equivalent completed prior to start of class.
  • Proficient in Math and English – Must pass WONDERLIC assessments at 9th grade level or higher
  • Ability to stand for 6 hours and to lift 25 lbs.

Course Information:

Length: 11 weeks + 160 hrs externship
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm for academic portion; 8:00am – 5:00pm for externship
Location: Online & Onsite (1080 N. 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112)

How to Apply:

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Session Information:

Start: 01/16/2024     End: 03/29/2024

Start: 04/15/2024     End: 06/28/2024

Start: 07/15/2024     End: 09/27/2024

IT Service and Support description: (Programs are offered at NO COST to clients)

  • Prepares graduates for entry level desktop support, help desk, and technical customer service jobs
  • Introduces troubleshooting and customer service, networking operating systems, system administration, automation and security
  • Earns a Google IT Support Professional Certification (must pass certification exam)

Eligibility and Application Requirements:

  • Eligible to work in the USA, I8 years or older, Must live in one of the following Counties – Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, or Santa Cruz.
  • Provide proof of HS Diploma / Equivalent (HSE/GED)
  • Must attend JobTrain’s General orientation and complete registration information
  • Must demonstrate  proficiency in basic Math, Computer Literacy, and English written and oral communication.
  • Previous Tech experience not required but recommended to have a customer service background.
  • Keen interest in technology as a career
  • Can only enroll in one JobTrain training program.
  • Candidates must view program information video
  • Submit a resume and complete enrollment assessment questionnaire
  • Interview with the program instructor and counselor

Career Opportunities:

  • IT Support Technician
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • IT Desktop Support Tech

Course Information:

Monday to Friday
Length: 11 weeks

Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Online

How to Apply:

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Session Information:

Start: 02/5/2024      End: 4/19/2024

Start: 05/06/2024      End: 07/19/2024

Start: 08/05/2024      End: 10/18/2024

Construction Fundamentals – Laborer’s Pre-Apprenticeship description: (Programs are offered at NO COST to clients)

This construction fundamentals program ensures participants gain the tools and basic knowledge to start a new career in the construction field:

  • Students will earn certifications for: OSHA 10 safety training, First Aid/ CPR-AED,  Confined space awareness, Work zone safety & traffic control, Hazardous waste removal.
  • Review safety requirements and learn hands on training in Construction fundamentals, Blueprint reading, and Skid steer loaders.
  • Employment preparation training, such as resume development and mock interviews.
  • After the 6 week course students will complete the math and agility test to meet the pre-apprenticeship requirements with Northern California Laborers’ Training Center (LIUNA).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Eligible to work in the USA with proof of documentation
  • Pass pre-assessment in basic computer literacy, math skills & measurements
  • HSD/GED preferred but not required
  • Driver’s license is preferred but not required
  • In good physical health; ability to stand for 6-8 hours and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Availability to attend Mandatory Orientation the week prior to session start date

Career Opportunities:

  • Construction Apprentice
  • Equipment Operator
  • Parts Runner or Driver

Course Information:

  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Time 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Goodwill of Silicon Valley – 1080 N. 7th St, SJ, CA 95112

2024 Session Information:

Start: 01/29/2024     End: 03/08/2024
Deadline to Apply: 01/10/2024
Orientation: 01/24/2024

Start: 04/08/2024     End: 05/17/2024
Deadline to Apply: 03/21/2024
Orientation: 04/03/2024

Start: 07/08/2024     End: 08/16/2024
Deadline to Apply: 06/20/2024
Orientation: 07/02/2024

Start: 09/09/2024     End: 10/18/2024
Deadline to Apply: 01/10/2024
Orientation: 08/22/2024

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HVAC Description: (Programs are offered at NO COST to clients)

  • Learn the fundamentals for HVAC Safety
  • Understanding the basic fundamentals of HVAC installation
  • Practical application of brazing and soldering
  • Introduction and Certification testing for  EPA Type I, Type II, Type III. Opportunity to earn Universal Certification
  • Employment preparation, including resume writing and mock interviews

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Eligible to work in the USA with proof of documentation
  • Pass pre-assessment in basic computer literacy, math skills & measurements
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED (preferred but not required)
  • In good physical health; ability to stand for 4 hours and lift at least 25 lbs
  • Availability to attend Mandatory Orientation the week prior to session start date

Career Opportunities:

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Installer Technician

Course Information (subject to change):

Days: Monday – Friday

Length: 8 weeks
Time 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Goodwill of Silicon Valley – 1080 N. 7th St. San Jose, CA 95112

Upcoming Session Information:

Start: 03/18/2024     End: 05/10/2024
Deadline to Apply: 02/28/2024
Orientation: 03/13/2024

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