As Goodwill celebrates its 90th year, they also begin operating their first Seattle Job Training & Education Center on the corner of South Dearborn Street and Rainer Avenue South. After nearly a year of construction, the building opened in April to administative staff. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the buildling in early June, CEO Ken Colling welcomed community members to the building as well as to the next nine years of Goodwill’s future as it approaches its centennial. He was happy to report that the Seattle Goodwill now has capactity to serve more with employment and training assistance, and this last year, the Seattle Goodwill exceeded their minority workforce goal of 20 percent by 19 percent. The three-story building, a 49,600-square-foot facility, is home to classrooms and computer labs, a Worksource drop-in center and a student lounge on the first floor, with two levels of instructor and administrative offices above, said Goodwill staff. Expected to receive LEED silver certification, the buildling utilizes low-energy lighting, a roof water capture channels rainwater to a cistern that cleans and pumps water into the buildling for indoor use. (Right): Sculpture hanging of the stairs was created by Seattle artist Yuri Kinoshita.

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