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Goodwill Visits

To SkillsUSA's Business and Industry Partners

Many instructors and their students understand the value of industry partnerships, but may not know the exact steps to undertake in order to foster and build these relationships. These resources will help your chapter to plan and carry out a visit to industry during the school year.

 

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What Is A Goodwill Visit?
A Goodwill Visit is a brief, 20 to 30 minute informational visit to a local company in your community. During the visit, your SkillsUSA officers or members will explain the benefits and programs of SkillsUSA, tell about your technical program and ask questions about the company.

The purpose is to build awareness of SkillsUSA and technical education programs, and to learn more about the company and its needs for entry-level employees and whether there might be future job opportunities for SkillsUSA members. It also helps students to see the business environment and to better understand the work practices of the company. Further, it is a chance for students to practice employment skills such as public speaking, making introductions, handshakes and more.

A long-term purpose of a Goodwill Visit can also be to generate corporate support for your training program in the form of personnel, resources or financial contributions. However, it takes time to build relationships (months or even years).

Resources
We have provided a few resources to help you plan and carry out your Goodwill Visit. These can be adapted to meet the needs of your program and students.


 
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