North Central / Regional Reports

IPG Provides Space for Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa

August 7, 2006
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
URBANDALE, Iowa - In 2003, Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa approached Industry People Group (IPG) about hosting their job training courses for Iowa's disadvantaged; IPG knew it would be a great partnership. IPG, parent company to construction industry job board MEPatWORK.com, helps connect employers with employees nationwide.

The courses offered by Goodwill are for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Last year, Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa worked with 965 people who were disabled or economically disadvantaged, teaching them skills on how to obtain and retain a job. Collectively, Goodwill locations nationwide have provided employment and training services to more than 720,000 individuals.

IPG is located in the Merle Hay Center just north of Merle Hay Mall, an ideal location for the courses typically held on Saturdays. "Because the bus route drops off at the Merle Hay Mall, it is the perfect location for our attendees who often do not have their own transportation," stated Linda Mileham, job coach for Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa.

"By letting Goodwill hold these types of job training classes in our office, IPG contributes to the community and the development of Iowa's workforce," said IPG's VP of marketing, Georgann Smith. Goodwill of Central Iowa offers a variety of programs to train job seekers in the skills they need for today's job markets and to help them advance their careers.

Industry job board MEPatWORK.com is a full service career/talent hub serving HVAC, sheet metal, refrigeration, controls, electrical, and plumbing industry professionals. IPG is dedicated to providing career services and job opportunities across the U.S. and Canada.

Publication date: 08/07/2006

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con