Participants in the Goodwill of the Berkshires Job Readiness Training Programs.


Helping people of any age from all walks of life gain operational skills, soft skills and 'real work' experience to strengthen their family's economic status.

Training Locations

Goodwill Regional Center, 158 Tyler St., Pittsfield MA.
On location at Goodwill stores in Pittsfield, Lee, North Adams, Great Barrington MA, Bennington, Rutland VT.
On location at partner businesses and community locations in Berkshire County & Southern Vermont.


Custodial Cleaning Certification An accredited program from Cleaning Management Institute.

Dell Reconnect Computer Recycling Training in safe recycling of computers and computer equipment.

Popcorn Wagon Project A team project managing the Historic Popcorn Wagon during the summer months.

RETAIL SALES JOB TRAINING Gain experience and operational skills for the retail industry. From store setup to merchandising, pricing and inventory management, your retail training will give you the skills you need to get the job and start a successful career in retail.


Gain experience with hands-on training in the growing industry of recycling - an opportunity to learn new job skills and experience doing 'real work' in a diverse environment that provides a level playing field for all participants.

Develop real world operational skills in logistics, working side-by-side with peer mentors, helping you discover your talents, increase your self-confidence and elevate your job skills.

Recycled Rags

Dell Reconnect: Computer Recycling

Donation-to-Resale and After-Market Handling and Processing


Suit YourSelf Gain self-confidence with job interview preparation, coaching and clothing. Available in North Adams and Pittsfield Regional Center.

Soft Skills Development Hard Skills are job-specific skills. Soft Skills are interpersonal and communications skills. Many times it's the Soft Skills that help you ace the job interview and excel in your work. Goodwill's Soft Skills workshop is available in Pittsfield and on-location throughout the region.


How Soft Skills Help You Get The Job AND Keep The Job

Ten Reasons Why You Should Consider a Job in Logistics

Learn more about Careers in Recycling

Learn more about Careers in Retail

How Seeing the Big Picture helps you be a better employee


*Goodwill can offer job skill training at low-cost or no-cost to agencies and individuals thanks to sales in our retail stores, community donations, grant funding including Berkshire Bank Foundation, our volunteers, business partners, and income generated from recycling-based training programs.