CAREER IN APARTMENT MAINTENANCE STARTS WITH GOODWILL SAN ANTONIO
Good Careers Academy offers affordable courses for maintenance technicians
SAN ANTONIO (June 25, 2015) — Area apartment complexes need qualified technicians to address electrical, plumbing and other routine maintenance issues at multifamily residences.
The Good Careers Academy, an accredited institution and part of Goodwill San Antonio, is helping meet this demand by offering an affordable Apartment Maintenance Technician program with classes starting July 20. Apartment Maintenance Technicians are in demand with the boom in construction of multifamily properties as well as the prolific number of existing apartment homes.
“This program is designed to create jobs that help maintain the infrastructure of multifamily properties,” said Dr. Anne Matula, Chief Education Officer for the Good Careers Academy. “We want to train qualified technicians capable of troubleshooting and repairing everything from electrical to plumbing and air conditioning.”
Offered over 10-weeks, or 200 hours, the program teaches core curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Students will receive instruction in maintenance and repair in electrical, plumbing, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), OSHA compliance, and interior and exterior maintenance and repair.
Upon successful completion and work experience, graduates of the program will receive a certificate of completion and become eligible for the Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT). Starting July 20, the program will be held at the Good Careers Academy located inside the Goodwill store at 12332 IH 10 West at De Zavala. Cost and fees include $1,450 for tuition and a registration fee of $50 paid upon enrollment. Books, supplies and uniforms are not included.
The Apartment Maintenance Technician program is part of Goodwill San Antonio’s mission to change lives through the power of work. When you donate to or shop at Goodwill, you are funding educational programs and services that assist people in finding better jobs and building careers. Visit goodwillsa.org or call 210-570-7GCA (7422) to learn more.
About Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
Serving San Antonio since 1945, Goodwill San Antonio is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps change lives through the power of work. When you shop or donate at Goodwill, you’re funding educational programs and services that assist people in finding better jobs and building careers. Together with the support of our generous community, partners and employers, Goodwill provides employment, training, educational opportunities and related services to more than 50,000 individuals each year in South Central Texas. In addition to operating 18 retail stores, more than 25 donation stations and 12 Good Careers Centers in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Seguin, Laredo and surrounding areas, Goodwill operates 3 Good Careers Academies and manages 17 contracts for the U.S. government for services ranging from document management to grounds maintenance.