Heartland Workforce Solutions
HWS Executive Committee
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
5752 Ames Ave., Omaha, NE 68104
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Youth Services

If you’re just beginning to dream of a bright future, the road ahead can seem tough. Where do you start? Where do you go to get help? How do you make decisions that are the right for you?

Heartland Workforce Solutions offers programs that can help you determine the educational and/or employment goals that can make your dreams a reality.

Think those dreams are on hold because of certain roadblocks—low income family, homeless, runaway, or foster child, school drop out, pregnant or parenting, need basic literacy skills, disability or an offender— then check out the Partnership for Youth Development and The Job Corps.

Partnership for Youth Development can help you realize your education and training goals, identify a career path, sharpen your job skills and attain a satisfying career. They’ll assist you with:

  • One on one personalized attention
  • Help with educational or vocational placement
  • Career exploration and job readiness training
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Assistance with tuition and supplies
  • Supportive services and incentives

The Job Corps is a free education and training program that’s a lot like going away to college, to learn job skills colleges don’t offer. If you don’t have one, the Job Corps will help you earn your high school diploma. Then you can choose from a variety of career possibilities:

  • Finance and Business
  • Construction
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Automotive and Machine Repair
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Retail Sales and Services
  • And more

The Job Corp and Partnership for Youth are offered to you FREE if you are an eligible resident of Douglas, Sarpy or Washington counties. Prepare for a career, find and keep a good job and succeed in life.


If you are between the ages of 14 and 21, out of school, or in school within 18 months of graduation, find out if you’re eligible by calling, emailing for an interview or by visiting www.goodwillomaha.org. (Click on Employment Services at the top, drop down the menu and look for Youth Services on the left).

Omaha Residents call 402-934-2241;

Sarpy County Residents call 402-934-2663.
To set up an appointment by email: bjhoward@goodwillomaha.org

Washington County Residents call 402-342-2200. To set up an appointment by email: jthompson@goodwillomaha.org


Douglas County

Heartland Workforce Solutions
5752 Ames Avenue
Omaha, NE 68104

Washington County

Blair Downtown District
1900 Washington Street
Blair, NE 68008

Sarpy County
Goodwill Industries Training Center
2303 Towne Center Drive
Bellevue, NE 68123

Goodwill Industries Training Center
704 Gold Coast Drive
Papillion, NE 68046

Job Corps

If you are 16 to 24 years of age, a high school graduate or a student who wants to complete a high school diploma, a legal resident of Douglas, Sarpy or Washington County, meet the program requirements and are serious about wanting a career, you could be eligible.

Visit www.recruiting.jobcorps.gov

Call: Phone: (402) 926-2810
Fax: (402) 926-2814

Contact: Denny Knittle, Admissions Counselor


4521 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE 68106