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Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region (external link)

School Name and Address

Contact for more information

Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region
714 South 27th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
Main telephone 253.573.6500
Website http://www.goodwillwa.org/ (external link)
Other sites 1030 - 15th Avenue
Longview, WA 98362

General Information

General information

Public or private Private
Type of school Non-profit organization that provides vocational training in computer, custodial, or retail skills to a wide range of people.
Degrees offered Certificate
School accreditation Licensed by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider Some programs; see program descriptions

School setting

Setting Urban (in a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Seattle
Population of city the school is in 199,637
Public transportation to campus Yes
Student parking on campus Yes; parking is free
County Pierce

School visits

School visit availability Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact to set up school visit Kurt Simmons; 253.573.6544; kurts@goodwillwa.org

Additional information

All students participate in an eight-session Job Search/Interpersonal Skill training course. The school operates year round on an open-entry, open-exit policy.

Student Body


Total number of students 383
About 383 students enroll each year.


Program costs

Contact the school for tuition rates for programs offered. Students who are referred to Goodwill for training by an external agency generally receive funding for tuition expenses. Students never pay for services.

Tuition payment plans available

Students never pay for services.

Financial Aid

Contact for counseling or more information

Kurt Simmons
Assistant Director Work Force Development

Financial aid programs at this school

Merit-based scholarships and grants
Scholarship money raised through Goodwill fundraising efforts are available for all Goodwill job skill training programs.
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored
Contact the school for information on financial aid. Some scholarships are available for qualified students.


Contact for more information

Kurt Simmons
Education & Training Manager

Application dates 

School has open enrollment

Application requirements

Submit these items:
Interview Required for all students

Other admissions information

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.


Degrees offered

Certificate or diploma

Graduation requirements

Varies by program

Attendance options

On-line/distance learning
Part time
Short-term courses
Summer school


Computers on campus for student use
Computer lab available to students

Student Services

Academic services for all students

Academic advising
English as a Second Language (ESL) program

Other services for all students

Basic job skills
Student lounge

Career Services

Career services offered

Career counseling
Career interest testing
Job fairs
Job interview preparation
Job interviews
On campus recruitment by employers
Placement assistance
Résumé preparation assistance
Résumé referral to employers

Educational programs

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