Goodwill to Host Graduation for FWISD CNA Students


O.D. Wyatt CNA Students to attend special graduation on May, 25th


WHO:  Goodwill Fort Worth President and CEO, David Cox; Goodwill Fort Worth Vice President Workforce Development, Romney Guy; Supervisor of North Texas Institute Administration, Ulrica Plummer; Goodwill Fort Worth Business & Partnerships Coordinator, Kristen Bostick; 50 O.D. Wyatt CNA, NTI CDL, & NTI WAT students; O.D. Wyatt High School Principal, Lewis Washington; O.D. Wyatt CTE Department Chair for Health and Technology, Pamela Conway and O.D. Wyatt CTE Instructor for Health and Technology, Iris Noon.

WHAT:  Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth will be hosting a special and unique graduation ceremony for O.D. Wyatt High Schools Health Science Technology Program Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA) students. The students will share the stage with Goodwill of Fort Worth’s Work Adjustment Training Program (WAT) and North Texas Institute for Career Development (NTI) Professional Truck Driving students.  Florastine Mack from Tarrant County Public Health will serve as the keynote speaker.

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth – S.T.A.R.S. Town Hall, 4005 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76119, (817) 332-7866

 WHY: This program and curriculum is designed to help participants overcome their disadvantages and achieve maximum independence in the long run by providing career credentials that coupled with their high school diploma will give them a better paying job at a living wage.  Some of these students are at risk and their families are at the poverty level. Goodwill is a non-profit leader in providing education, training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities, lack of education or work experience and homelessness. Goodwill is ranked 11th on the Forbes 20 Most Inspiring American Companies list, the only non-profit to be included.  Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.’s, 22 retail locations provide not only affordable goods and services, but also jobs for those in need and revenue to support Goodwill’s charitable mission. Goodwill also provides Tarrant and the surrounding counties with job resource centers, equipped with job-search experts, computers, Internet access and telephones. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit