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Goodwill store opens within local high school

As a result of a unique collaboration with Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) and Orchard View High School (OVHS), Goodwill Industries recently opened a new micro-store for students. 

Goodwill is providing a nine-week retail training program for nine OVHS transitional students, using curriculum and customer service certification from the National Retail Federation. In addition to classroom learning, students receive hands-on experience and training in a real-world retail setting. Dubbed "Cardinal Corners," the store is located inside OVHS, offering teen-appropriate clothing and accessories culled from Goodwill donations. 

"We are excited to offer this unique training experience to transitional students interested in the retail field," said Mission Services Director Jennifer Tucker. "We hope to duplicate this program in other interested school districts."

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