GoodTech Academy

Goodwill Industries of East Texas, Inc. provides an opportunity to “Feed Your Mind, and Feed Your Future,” through our GoodTech Academy program. GoodTech Academy provides a captivating and professional introduction and training for the IT field for the under served population in our community to meet the high demand needs in the information technology field.

Where to start

Skills to Succeed Academy

The first step is to determine where you are. Prior to enrolling in any class or training program, we will assess your computer knowledge in a variety of areas, including:

Google IT Support Professional Certificate

Goodwill provides access for individuals to participate in the Google IT Support Professional Certificate. The online training will focus on developing skills including:

Advance Coursework

The CompTIA A+

This certification is a two-part exam. CompTIA A+ 220-1001 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware, and network connectivity issues. CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X, and Linux; also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.

The CompTIA Network+

Certification from CompTIA validates the hands-on skills needed to troubleshoot, configure, and manage both wired and wireless networks. Skills measured in the Network+ certification include managing and troubleshooting a basic network infrastructure, identify and explain common networking protocols and ports, identify and troubleshoot performance and connectivity issues, install and configure common network devices, describe networking technologies and basic network design principles, adhere to wiring standards and use the latest network testing tools.

The CompTIA security+

Exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.


An IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cyber-security threats.

Contact us


Phone: 903-787-0500

HR and Employment

409 West Locust
Tyler, Texas 75702

(903) 593-8438 tel
(903) 593-8774 fax
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