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Goodwill Industries of El Paso partners to offer Vets job training

Several state and local employment, non-profit, and education organizations are working together to bring a new career certification course to El Paso for veterans.

The Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation, the El Paso Apartment Association, Goodwill Industries of El Paso, and Western Technical College are sponsoring a new program targeting veterans that provides the skills and training necessary to earn the Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT).

The CAMT is a nationally recognized professional program from the National Apartment Association Education Institute and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

“This Veterans Day, we’re pleased to announce this exciting new certification program targeting our El Paso veterans,” said Stuart Ed, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of El Paso.

“As a veteran myself, I know how hard it is to translate military experience to marketable opportunity after service. This program supplements existing technical skills veterans possess and refines those skills. Goodwill is covering the entirecost of the program to help our veterans get a jump-start on an exciting new career, transitioning veterans from ‘Service to Country’ to ‘Service to Community’.”

The CAMT certification program offers a combination of classroom, online, hands-on, and job shadowing training in the areas of:

• Interior/exterior maintenance and repair • HVAC maintenance and repair

• Electrical maintenance and repair • Certified Pool Operator requirements

• Plumbing maintenance and repair • Appliances maintenance and repair

• EPA 608 certification requirements • OSHA 10 certification requirements

Classes at Western Technical College begin in March 2016. The course will culminate with a graduation ceremony and career fair with local employers from the multifamily housing industry. If you are interested in an Apartment Maintenance career and attending the CAMT Certification Program, please contact Goodwill Industries of El Paso at (915) 778-1858.

Author: Goodwill Industries

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