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Waukesha County Dept. of Parks and Land Use: Waukesha County and Goodwill e-cycling partnership boosts workforce development
10/10/2017

Contact: Nicole Armendariz
262-548-7902
narmendariz@waukeshacounty.gov


Waukesha, Wisconsin – Waukesha County is moving e-cycling of its obsolete office electronics to the Goodwill Center for Work and Training in Greendale. The electronics will be refurbished, as feasible, for Goodwill’s ReTech program, which supports local workforce development and education opportunities while creating affordable used technology products. Video and interviews about the new partnership are available here.

“Waukesha County is proud to partner with a program that leads to financial independence through skills training,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Furthermore, working with a local vendor increases government efficiency while supporting services that directly benefit Waukesha County residents.”

The Goodwill Center for Work and Training offers intensive training in a variety of career options, including in-depth class room instruction and practical hands-on experience. Goodwill’s employment training programs teach workplace skills such as: problem solving, decision making and team work. More information is available at www.goodwillsew.com.

About Goodwill ReTech: Goodwill Manufacturing, Inc., under the Goodwill ReTech brand name, refurbishes electronics such as laptops, tablets and cell phones for resale online, in addition to interesting electronic collectibles, such as vintage cameras, gaming systems and first generation computer equipment. The Goodwill ReTech program is Certified to R2:2013 Standard, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. The refurbished technology and collectible electronics can be found here.

About Waukesha County: The mission of Waukesha County government is to promote the health, safety, and quality of life of citizens while fostering an economically vibrant community. We are committed to delivering effective, high quality programs and services in a courteous, fiscally prudent manner. More information about Waukesha County departments and services is available online at www.waukeshacounty.gov.

Follow Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow on social media for updates about County programs and events. County Executive Farrow is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CountyExecutivePaulFarrow and on Twitter as @PaulFarrowWI

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