Goodwill is an international non-profit organization with a network of thrift stores across North America that garners funds for charitable endeavors. The proceeds from thrift store sales are used to provide job training, job placement, and community-oriented programs to people who face employment challenges. Since 1947, Goodwill of Central Arizona has been one of the largest non-profits in the state, managing many Goodwill stores in the Phoenix, Prescott, Tucson, and Yuma business regions.
One example of Goodwill job training is its Computer and Customer Service Training (CCST) program, which trains people in call-center operations, the Microsoft Office software suite, Internet basics, and general customer service management. In 2011, Goodwill Career Centers in Arizona helped 12,481 people find employment and helped over 35,000 Arizonans with other Goodwill services.
Steve Kedzior is a Senior Vice President of IT product sales and service at Paradigm Technology in Scottsdale, Arizona, and he is a board member at Goodwill of Central Arizona. Offering over 25 years of expertise in the information technology (IT) industry, Steve Kedzior is a valuable contributor to Goodwill’s job training and placement programs in Arizona.