In August of this year, Terry Beachy, Coordinator of the Northern Outreach Center & Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute of Garrett College offered a special Flagger Safety Training course for Goodwill participants. Not only did she offer an additional class outside of their scheduled Flagger Training classes, but she negotiated pricing for the class at a discounted rate for those affiliated with Goodwill.
This certification course is required for individuals flagging along Maryland roadways and is approved by the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) with whom the individuals are now registered. Each participant received a certification card and their names have been submitted to additional databases that employers access to find flaggers.
We want to thank Terry for her efforts in coordinating this, along with the instructor Mr. Joe Farris. They both helped to provide an opportunity for our clients that could possibly open doors that would not have been available to them without the training.
Six of our participants enrolled, paid, and completed the class- they are pictured from left to right: David Timney, James Robinette, Jerry Smith, Daniel Izat, and Gregory Lincoln (in front). Jaron McDonald also participated but was not available at the time of the photo.
submitted by Stephanie Ritchie, Retention Specialist