Local students get virtual reality career experience thanks to Goodwill

Goodwill headsets give students hands-on virtual experiences

Dozens of local high school students were able to practice their job interview skills and try out careers first-hand, thanks to Goodwill of the Great Plains’ virtual reality headsets, at the TAP Summer Program held at Sioux City’s North High School on Wednesday, June 4th.

The Goodwill VR headsets allow students to explore careers in fields ranging from construction to healthcare and beyond, with training simulations allowing them to virtually change the oil in an automobile, assist with an electrocardiogram (EKG), demolish an overpass, repair fiber internet service and more.

As part of the camp, students were also able to tour Goodwill’s Career Cruiser.

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Please visit to find out more about the job training and placement programs offered at Goodwill of the Great Plains, as well as our Job Center and Career Cruiser.

Goodwill breaks ground for new Sioux Center, Iowa store

Goodwill of the Great Plains bringing its job-finding mission and more to Sioux Center

Get ready Sioux Center, Iowa – Goodwill is bringing its mission of helping people find jobs to your community!

Dozens of people were at a groundbreaking ceremony for Goodwill’s 23rd retail store on Wednesday, May 29th.

The new store will be located in the southwest corner of town, near Snap Fitness and Walmart.

Construction will start in June, with a grand opening expected before the end of the year.

Once complete, not only will the new store be a bargain hunter’s paradise, but you can be confident that every purchase or donation you make to Goodwill is helping further our mission of building independence through employment, training, and community support.