Goodwill's Paid Training Program ...

Cristina Zuniga, left, and Adriana Del Real, right, pose with the manager that helped train them Angela Fritz, center. This photo was taken on their last day of training at the San Ysidro Goodwill store.

On Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 2:30 p.m. Goodwill will be recognizing Imperial Beach residents Adriana Del Real and Cristina Zuniga, who just completed Goodwill’s Paid Training Program.

Goodwill’s Paid Training Program participants will be honored for their dedication and hard work in completing a three-month, hands-on, training program designed for people who have little to no work experience. Participants work part-time at $12 an hour while learning retail and donations skills.

Once the program participants graduate, they will be encouraged to apply for regular employment with Goodwill San Diego or other community employers. Participants will receive assistance from Goodwill Career Advisors to determine the right course of action when taking their next step.

Goodwill San Diego uses the revenue generated from the sale of donated goods at its retail stores, after-market facilities, and online to provide employment and training opportunities to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Making Good Happen since 1930.

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