Goodwill Graduates
From left to right: Jesus Medrano, Donald Gleason, Pablo Villa, Kenneth Aguilar, Miguel Martinez, Joshua Ruano, Lorraine Giordano (Executive Director of the Bay Area Workforce Funding) Marcus Mancini, Edward Moore, Marlon Smith, Darrell Shareef, Sunny Suppa (Sr. Manager, Workforce Development Operations), Jeremy Evangelista (Office Assistant II), Soledad McCarthy (Program Services Coordinator, CAA), Alpha Lewis (Warehousing and Logistics Course Instructor)

Goodwill Industries celebrated their graduation on September 25, 2014 and presented Skyline College Warehousing Certificates at their San Francisco headquarters. Alpha Lewis, Warehousing Instructor, Soledad McCarthy, Program Services Coordinator, Lorraine Giordano, Executive Director of the Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative and Jeremy Evangelista, Office Assistant II presented the certificates to our fall 2014 cohort. Skyline College’s Business Division and Workforce Development partnership with Goodwill Industries awards certificates in Warehousing to students wishing to reenter the workforce. For many of the Goodwill students, this is their first time entering a college environment.

As a result of the class, Kenneth Aguilar has enrolled at Skyline College in the CIPHER (Center for Innovative Practices through Hip Hop Education and Research) Learning Community.

Past Goodwill Warehousing students have enrolled full time into the Career Advancement Academy in both Automotive Entry Level Technician and Allied Health.

Career Advancement Academy (CAA) provides stackable certificates in Automotive Entry Level Technician, Early Childhood Education Foundations, Paralegal and Allied Health (EMT, Medical Office Administration, and Sterile Processing).

For more information about the Career Advancement Academy or our Goodwill Partnership, contact, Soledad McCarthy,

Article by Soledad McCarthy | Photo by Alpha Lewis