Goodwill Launches New Life Skills Development program in Tampa


A partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay provides job training for adults with disabilities

TAMPA, FLA. – Goodwill-Suncoast has a new program in Tampa for adults with disabilities who want to learn about how to get and keep a job. Together with Feeding Tampa Bay, Goodwill is helping  qualified adults learn about food service, customer service and much more with real-life, on-the-job training through Goodwill’s Life Skills Development program.  Trainees earn a paycheck while gaining the skills needed to find community employment.

The program currently has openings! For more information or to sign up, visit

The new endeavor will train program participants to help staff My Mobile Market, a “pop-up style market/mobile grocery store” that brings nutritious foods to areas that are underserved and impacted by barriers like food costs, mobility, transportation and language. My Mobile Market is a collaboration between Feeding Tampa Bay and Goodwill-Suncoast.

My Mobile Market was previously staffed in part by Goodwill Life Skills Development program participants from Pinellas County. By expanding into Tampa, Goodwill will be able to serve more adults with disabilities and help them gain hands-on job training and marketable skills. The new program will be located at Feeding Tampa Bay headquarters, 4702 Transport Dr., Building 6, Tampa. From there, Life Skills program participants will learn all aspects of running My Mobile Market while acquiring skills to help them transition to community employment.

To enroll, contact Kathy Roegiers, Director of Life Skills Development, at 727-638-4522 or email or visit

Goodwill Industries-Suncoast is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. The organization’s successful donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties in West Central Florida including employment services, training and job placement for people with disabilities, a children’s literacy program, affordable apartment communities for seniors and people with disabilities, and community corrections programs. For more information, visit

2018-07-13T10:46:52-04:00July 13th, 2018|