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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Goodwill of Greater Washington earns initial approval to oversee training program for jobs at Marriott Marquis

Events DC has selected Goodwill of Greater Washington to lead an effort to train, recruit and screen D.C. residents for as many as 600 jobs at the Washington Marriott Marquis convention center hotel slated to open in 2014.

The initiative aims to help scores of District workers learn career skills and position them to land a job.

Funding for the $2 million contract still awaits approval by the D.C. Council.

Goodwill made its bid in collaboration with the University of the District of Columbia Community College, Progressive Partners and the United Way of the National Capital Area. The local United Way chapter has pledged to contribute $350,000 of its own funds to support the training program.

Events DC received three proposals for the contract after it issued a solicitation last summer. In a document approving the award, the group’s board of directors said Goodwill’s bid was accepted because it “would be the most advantageous to the Authority in terms of overall value, considering both price, technical factors and a commitment by the United Way to itself fund $350,000 for support services to Program participants.”

The contract is set to go through Dec. 15, 2014, about six months after the hotel is expected to open. It includes an option for a year-long renewal.

Goodwill of Greater Washington already offers free job training programs for low-income individuals, including one that trains workers for positions in the hospitality sector. That program has proved popular, with one session last year drawing 45 participants. That is one of the largest classes Goodwill has had to date at its center in the District.

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