Troy Oliver (left) was recently recognized as the Graduate of the Year during Goodwill’s Inspiration Awards Luncheon held in early May. Before turning to Goodwill for help, Troy was out of options. With a criminal background and tenuous living arrangements, Troy found it difficult to land a job. When he visited Goodwill’s Job Resource Center in Wilmington, he learned about the cashier training program offered in conjunction with the Kenny Family ShopRite stores. Upon graduation from the four-week training program, Troy was placed at ShopRite’s Newark store where he began working as a part-time cashier. He immediately impressed store management, customers and co-workers with his courtesy and positive attitude. He was later promoted him to a full-time stocking position on the overnight shift. Because of his new position, positive attitude and great work ethic, he is now better able to support himself and has moved into his own apartment. Troy is shown with his girlfriend Morgan Stanley (center) and Goodwill’s CEO Colleen Morrone (right).
For over 90 years, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County’s mission has been to improve the quality of life for people with barriers to self-sufficiency through the Power of Work. In 2013, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County provided nearly 45,000 services to individuals throughout the region and helped over 500 individuals connect to employment.