A new tuition scholarship program was announced by the nonprofit organization on May 3.
According to the announcement, Goodwill employees can use the prepaid tuition program to pay for college or vocational school.
Goodwill stated in a press release that all GICF full-time and part-time employees who have worked for the company for at least 90 days are eligible for a 100% tuition, books and fees fee reimbursement in advance, rather than a reimbursement afterwards.
A Prosperity Planner from Goodwill, who specializes in financial and career goal strategies, will also be paired with those interested in the program to help develop an individualized action plan and assist with one-on-one coaching.
In addition to maintaining a grade of “C” or its equivalent, applicants must be enrolled at a Florida public university or college, accredited technical college or trade school.
GICF’s Ed Durkee said Goodwill believes education should not be a barrier to employees’ aspirations, and the organization intends to provide employees with an easier path to attaining a degree or skilled trade.
“We want our employees to be trained to be successful at their jobs – and we want their jobs to help them accomplish the goals they desire in life,” Durkee stated.
Tuition is part of Goodwill’s mission of “building lives that work,” and serves as an incentive to attract new employees, along with a highly rated benefits package.
GICF currently employs over 1,200 people throughout Orange, Osceola, Lake, Brevard, Seminole, and Volusia counties.
Interested individuals seeking to work at Goodwill can fill out an application here and monitor their social media page.