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Goodwill Honors Trocaire College as Community Partner of the Year

A private career-oriented Catholic college in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, Trocaire College strives to empower students toward personal enrichment, dignity, and self-worth. This student empowerment is embodied through education in a variety of professions and in the liberal arts. Recognizing the individual needs of a diverse student body, Trocaire College provides life-long learning and development within a community-based environment.

Trocaire’s goal is to help students who are determined to succeed, build careers of achievement and lives of purpose. They help individuals change their lives through education so they can transform their career paths and earn a living wage that transforms not only their own lives, but also the lives of their families.

The collaboration between Goodwill and Trocaire is a powerful one. With common goals and missions, it was a natural fit for the two organizations to combine resources and partner together for Goodskills Career Builder. This partnership allows us to work together to change people’s lives through education and training and to provide resources to address individual needs.

Trocaire College’s Workforce Development division covers a wide range of programming including Information Technology training. IT skills are in demand and employers are hiring for these jobs in Buffalo right now. It is estimated that more than 546,000 new IT jobs will be added over the next seven years with a median salary of over $86,000. In the partnership with Goodwill, Trocaire provides onsite IT training for Goodskills participants. Instructors from Trocaire conduct classes on cyber safety and Microsoft Office, and students have an opportunity to earn an internationally recognized certificate of completion.

The IT training Goodskills participants receive transforms into workforce readiness skills that not only benefit the students’ professional lives, but also their personal lives. The training provided by Trocaire instructors is the first step for many Goodskills participants who are looking for meaningful careers in the technology field. It opens doors to further training and jobs that provide a career path for growth and advancement.

Goodwill is proud to partner with Trocaire College and to continue to provide the training and opportunities that change lives.


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