Need a job?  We can help you prepare. 

These days, employers require employees to accomplish many of their normal, daily duties by way of a computer. So, many jobs require basic to advanced computer user skills. Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas offers you the chance to learn these essential workplace skills. Our basic course is designed to be very user-friendly and  specifically for people who have never used a computer before.  If you already have some computer knowledge, intermediate classes might be a good fit for you. For those seeking to sharpen their knowledge further, advance classes are also available.  Classes are free and will give you the opportunity to compete in today’s work environment to land your dream job or enhance your pay at your current place of employment. 

What do the classes cover?

  • Basic Computer Operations
  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Suite
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Internet and E-mail
  • Resume writing
  • Interview skills
  • Life Skills

T-PALS also offers Career Enhancement Seminars to the public at no charge to prepare for entry in the workforce or to enhance their current employment. Please visit our Facebook site for an updated schedule and call to make a reservation for a seat. These seminars include: 

  • Learn to ZOOM -With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting how we conduct meetings and job interviews, this is a vital skill. 
  • Excel  "Tools You Can Use" - Introduces job seekers to Excel and educates them on commonly used features of the program. 
  • Tools for the PowerPoint User - Educate professionals on how to create custom presentations and make them unforgettable. 
  • Job Seeking Tools for Seasoned Professionals -  To educate seasoned job seekers on how to sell themselves and their wealth of knowledge and skills to employers. 
  • Outlook  "Tips You Need To Know" -  To introduce job seekers to Outlook and educate them on commonly used features of Outlook.
  • Introduction to Word - To introduce job seekers to Word and educate them on commonly used features of the computer program. 
  • Job Retention -  To educate job seekers on how to retain employment and how to overcome obstacles related to Work Ethic, Interpersonal Skills, and Customer Service.
  • Preparing for a Job Interview  -  To educate job seekers on Interview Etiquette, Professional Attire, and needed Preparations such as, reliable transportation, extra resume copies, plan for any delays such as heavy traffic or road construction.

Here's a look at some of the employment development classes we offer:

  • Multi-Generational Workforce- Today’s workforce is the most generationally diverse, having 5 generations working side by side.  Gain insight in how to successfully play in this multi-generational sandbox.
  • Soft Skills- Did you know many employers place greater value on soft skills, like conflict management, than on technical skills?  Learn the interpersonal skills that will give you the competitive edge in your career. 
  • Teamwork- Be a successful part of the team.  Learn how to identify and build upon your unique strengths and talents and those most sought after by employers.  Identify the roles and advantages of working in an effective team. 
  • Project Management – An introduction the fundamentals of project management.  Learn the skills needed to manage a multi-million-dollar project or a DIY project at home. 
  • Customer Service/Dissatisfied Customer – How to manage the customer experience, creating customers for life.  Learn how to provide exceptional customer service and how to turn a negative customer experience into a positive.    
  • Resume and Cover Letter Development - How to write an effective and personalized resume and cover letter to set yourself up for success in your job search. 

What does the class/training cost? 

Nothing! It’s FREE based on the need/demand of the potential students the classes offered may change.  Class times and length vary depending on the course; please call us for details.   

What are the requirements?  

Every individual will have to agree to have a background check conducted. 

Will you work with me if I have a felony? 

Criminal charges are reviewed and admittance into our classes is on a case by case basis.   

Do you provide transportation to classes? 

This is not a service Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas offers.   

Where are the courses held? 

 1904 Bell St. Amarillo, TX  

 715 28th St. Lubbock, TX

How do I sign up? 

For services in Amarillo please call (806) 331-6890 

For services in Lubbock please call (806) 744-8419

Computer banks and phone banks available for public use for job search purposes only.

The Training, Placement and Life Skills Program  (T-PALS) is offered in both Lubbock and Amarillo and encompasses a number of free services including beginning, intermediate and advance computer skills classes and other employment-related training.  Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with a T-PALS Employment Specialist while learning digital skills on technologically advanced and  computer systems. relevant to today's work environment.  Upon successful completion of a class, participants will earn continuing education credits to our partners at South Plains College. T-PALS also offers a free computer training center and phone bank for individuals to access for job-related interests. Just come by the center and fill out the necessary forms to get started, or call Goodwill T-PALS at the number listed below for your area with any questions. We look forward to working with you toward your success goals!