Meet the Skills Trainers-Monica

Hello! My name is Monica and I am one of the skills trainers at Goodwill. My job here is to support and coach individuals who are working towards a goal of becoming community employed. The individuals I engage with are looking to develop necessary job skills needed to be successful in any given work setting.  The thing I like most about this job is the variation in my day to day schedule. Every day is a literal new day with unexpected surprises, challenges and opportunities.

What is something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t got around to it?

  • Skydiving, I am a huge advocate of pushing myself past my comfort zone and skydiving definitely takes the cake!

What has been your favorite vacation?

  • During my first year of college I had the wonderful opportunity of traveling to London and Paris for two weeks. I saw Stonehenge, went to the top of the Eiffel towel and mastered the art of the London tube.

What are 3 interesting facts about you?

  • I just recently moved to Sioux City from Eugene, Oregon. Go Ducks!
  • I have been teaching my dog tricks in sign language
  • I am in the process of turning my property into a homestead. Chicken coop, vegetable garden, canning room…the whole shebang!


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