Goodwill Employment Training Center (GETC) is a business unit of Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania. In 1996, Goodwill Employment Training Center received its private school license from the Pennsylvania Department of Education State Board of Private Licensed Schools and began operations.


We prepare our students to successfully enter the contemporary world of work through quality vocational educational programs.

Educational Philosophy and Objectives

We believe that quality education based on current industry practices and positive support are important aspects of the learning experience. Each student is provided with a learning environment which is designed to provide intensive, hands-on opportunities to achieve the skill levels necessary to acquire employment in their chosen area of study. In addition, each student is provided with a strong orientation to professionalism and the pursuit of lifelong learning in order to enhance their future career development. Student outcomes and achievements are reviewed regularly to assist in the determination of institutional assessment and goals for improvement.

Faculty and Staff


Michael J. Smith

Robert Stape
Chief Operating Officer

Ella Holsinger
Vice President of Human Services

Kathy Hrala
Associate Vice President of Human Services

Judy Martier
Director of Education, Assessment, and Training

Lorretta Reed
Director of Goodwill Employment Training Center


Michael Clarke
Administrative Office Skills Instructor

Susan Beth Hillard
Health Care Office Skills Instructor

Andrew Sabo
Employer Engagement Liaison

Sharon Pasternak
Workforce Education Associate

Andrew Brennan
Resource and Recruitment Specialist