CCC Classes Support Goodwill Industries Managers

Article by: Janet Paulson

OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College is providing business classes to 29 managers at Goodwill Industries store in Salem. The classes, offered by the college's ActOn Retail grant staff, will prepare the Goodwill employees to earn a Retail Management certificate at CCC, aimed at increasing professionalism and opportunity.

Paul Moredock, director of the ActOn grant at CCC, has been working with Goodwill for several months to develop the partnership and coursework for the employees. "The retail management certificate fits well with the mission and goals of Goodwill Industries," he said.

Students in the Goodwill class are taking Business Administration 285, Human Relations in Business. The class is in a hybrid format. A CCC instructor teaches at Goodwill once a week for two hours, and students study in an online format for the other instructional portion. In addition, the ActOn grant staff provides support to the students through individual career coaching.

Once the students finish the initial course, CCC will work with Goodwill to provide each of the nine classes in the certificate program. Additional groups of students are planned for Goodwill employees in Vancouver, Wash., and Wilsonville.

CCC developed a retail management certificate program several years ago to meet the needs of the industry in Clackamas County and surrounding areas. The federal ActOn grant provides additional support and resources to advance the program to both incumbent workers in the industry and to connect business students with opportunities in the retail sector. Salaries for retail managers in the region start at about $43,000 annually.

Goodwill's mission is to help people with barriers to employment connect to work or grow in the job they already have. "This class elevates our employee confidence and professional service our shoppers deserve," said Terry Gillette, Career Center information and systems program manager, at Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette. "The program was affordable, the curriculum was on track, and it's time efficient."

For more information about the ActOn Retail grant at CCC, please contact Paul Moredock at 503-594-6186 or email paulm@clackamas.edu.

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