Lincoln Financial Foundation awards grants to hundreds of nonprofits each year that empower and improve the lives of people in their communities. With the focus of financial wellness to empower individuals to improve financial stability, resilience and security through financial education, skills training and workforce development programs, Lincoln Financial Foundation has awarded Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. (Triad Goodwill) with a $30,000 grant.

To address growing levels of income inequality and strengthen the local economy, Triad Goodwill is offering skilled training programs for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R), and Construction Trade (NCCER) Certification credential attainment at their Career Center located at 1235 S. Eugene St. in Greensboro.

“Skilled, credentialed programs provide a rapid pathway to good-paying, stable, sustainable careers,” says Jessica Schultz, Triad Goodwill’s vice president of Career Development Services. “This grant will allow us to enhance our services and offer additional opportunities for individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in the trades. We are grateful to the Lincoln Financial Foundation for their investment and partnership to help create these pathways to prosperity.”

Triad Goodwill is looking forward to serving many more individuals in its community thanks to this grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation, and other generous donors, shoppers, and supporters.

To learn more about Triad Goodwill’s Skilled Training Programs or complete the pre-screening for enrollment, please visit To learn how you can support Triad Goodwill’s mission of improving lives and enriching communities through the power of work by donating, shopping, or volunteering please visit