Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Goodwill Industries recognizes Progress Inc. as "Employer Partner of the Year"

David Lifsey, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries, Anita Spatz, Progress Inc. Director of Development, Crystal Martin, Progress Inc. Associate Director of Senior Services, and Arnold Roach, Goodwill Health Care Initiatives trainer. 

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee recognized Progress Inc. Thursday as an Employer Partner of the Year at the 2011 Impact Awards Luncheon. Kudos to Progress staff who made an effort to connect with Goodwill's Career Solutions Training Center earlier this year.

Progress staff hired workers through Goodwill's Career Solutions Training Center, provided recommendations on how the training program could be improved and took part in CPR and First Aid training during the healthcare class. Progress Inc.'s Anita Spatz and Crystal Martin were instrumental in creating this partnership.

Here's what Matt Gloster, Senior Director of Career Solutions at Goodwill, had to say about Progress at the luncheon last week.

"It takes teamwork to make a partnership work...and that is what happened between our health care initiatives trainer, Arnold Roach, and the staff at Progress Inc...Arnold was contacted by the staff at Progress, who wanted to plan an interview session for our trainees. Not only did the interview session take place, but three candidates were hired...This has been a tremendous partnership."

Progress holds the Employer Partner of The Year title along with SMS Holdings this year. The Impact Awards luncheon also honored other recipients for their work to help adults with disabilities receive job opportunities and career sustaining skills.
Progress' goal daily is to bridge the gap between those with limited abilities and the realization of the best life possible. We hope we've helped Goodwill's clients accomplish that.