SPRINGFIELD – Document imaging is a growing field and Goodwill Industries of the Pioneer Valley will be soon offering a program to train people in it.
Goodwill’s President and CEO Steve Mundahl explained to Reminder Publications the three-week training program right now is a referral program from Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and the Department of Transitional Assistance, but soon will be open to others.
Mundahl said Goodwill has partnered with CloudDOCX located in Rochester, NY. That company works in conjunction with car dealers who wish to digitalize sales and service documents for cloud storage. CloudDOCX gathers the documents, send them to Goodwill where people, depending upon their abilities, remove the staples or paperclips and then scan the documents. The paper documents are then destroyed.
Mundahl said Goodwill has about 20 people currently in its imaging program.
The goal for the immediate future is to open a three-week training program in which people will learn job readiness skills as well as scanning. Document Imaging Specialists will be able to find work in many fields including medical, legal, manufacturing and government.
“Our goal is to train area residents in this new field and help them to find jobs in the area. All of our graduates will receive a certificate of completion once they are able to meet industry performance standards for productivity and quality of work,” Mundahl said.
Participants in the public program would have to devote the time to the training program – a full day for two weeks – and pass a criminal background check.
He added Goodwill wouldn’t be able to guarantee employment in its own program or at other businesses. Goodwill will be partnering with United Personnel for this program, Mundahl said.
The classes would take place at Goodwill’s location at 570 Cottage St.
Mundahl said interested people in the training program should call 788-6981 for further details.
Goodwill Industries of the Pioneer Valley operates employment and training programs, Adult Foster Care, and Community Based Day Services in addition to operating nine retail stores throughout the Pioneer Valley.