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Through this partnership, Goodwill and Apparo, together with corporate partners, are collaborating to help underemployed and unemployed adults access industry skills and employment supports to become successful IT professionals, and achieve their goals for themselves and their families.
Students receive wraparound services and coaching from Goodwill as they complete intensive IT courses through Goodwill University. (Learn more about Goodwill University course curriculum below.) Apparo furthers their advancement through corporate volunteers, who deliver much-needed social capital by serving as mentors and providing job opportunities.
Underwriting opportunities: $25,000 to $50,000+
View the videos below to learn more about the program and its impact.
Apparo’s Kristen Reed chats with Polypore leadership about the benefits of our partnership.
Justin Surgeon, Goodwill University graduate & IT intern at Polypore shares his story.
Detlef Dohmen, CIO, Polypore & General Manager of International IT, Asahi Kasei, shares his experience of hiring students from the program.
Brian Trotter, Director of Global Infrastructure Projects at Polypore/Asahi Kasei, shares his experience of hiring and mentoring students from the program.
Umbreen Hanif and Evette Anderson, students enrolled in Goodwill University, share their perspective on the benefits of the program.
Samson Diro, a student enrolled in Goodwill University, shares his perspective on the benefits of the program.