Helms Career Institute spreads Goodwill mission, education opportunities online with new website

Posted on Jan 18, 2012

Helms Career Institute, a division of Goodwill Industries, was established with the sole focus of creating an educational model that provides training in culinary arts, medical/health, automotive technology, construction, and other occupational areas. This unique educational program needed a web presence that allowed Helms Career Institute to attract future students, educate contributors and engage the community. To accomplish this goal they turned to Third Wave Digital, a Macon, Georgia-based website design firm with a growing portfolio of higher education sites.

Now, http://www.helms.edu/ makes it easy for prospective and current students, faculty, staff, parents and community members to find out all that Helms Career Institute has to offer with the click of a button.

To highlight Helms Career Institute, Third Wave Digital incorporated a user-friendly interactive navigation with highly organized information aimed at giving site visitors an easy way to learn about the college.  From in-depth information about programs, to tuition costs, locations, photo galleries and online applications, http://www.helms.edu/ is a higher education website designed to engage prospective students.

“We are very pleased with both the visual impact and ease of navigation in our new Helms.edu website. It is a great asset to our newly accredited career institute,” Susan Everitt, Director of Communications for Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia said.

Goodwill Industries has always preferred a hands-on and personal approach to working with the community therefore it was especially important to incorporate a direct line of communication on the website between Helms and its users. Http://www.helms.edu/ is equipped with several contact forms that allow users to quickly and easy apply to Helms, request information or request a tour of either the Macon or Augusta campus.

In addition to the main user website, http://www.helms.edu/ also comes equipped with a full back-end that allows Helms’ administrators to easily add or edit the website’s content and images, as well as create new pages as the programs continue to grow.  This proprietary content management system from Third Wave Digital allows Helms Career Institute to grow their web presence long after the site’s launch.   Third Wave Digital also provides full hosting and support services for http://www.helms.edu/.

About Helms Career Institute

In 1996, Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. expanded its territory into Augusta, Georgia andAiken, South Carolina, increasing the number of service counties to 35 to become Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). There are three other Goodwill organizations headquartered in Georgia and two other agencies in South Carolina. Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA have been recognized with numerous international awards and is one of the fastest growing Goodwill organizations in the world.

In response to the Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA President/CEO’s concern for meaningful skill training and education for individuals seeking employment, a concept was born to further fulfill the mission of the organization, “to help people discover and develop their God-given gifts through education, work and career development services.” In July 2007, Helms Career Institute was established with the sole focus of creating an educational model for Goodwill Industries that provides skills training in the culinary arts, medical/health, automotive technology, construction, and other occupational areas that lead to middle skills careers and a path out of poverty.

About Third Wave Digital

Third Wave Digital is a comprehensive web design, development and support company specializing in complex web presence creation for small to mid-sized businesses and higher education institutions. Third Wave Digital is a division of Colbarton Corporation which offers full service advertising agency services though Third Wave Advertising and complete Web hosting solutions through Third Wave Host. Third Wave Digital is headquartered in Macon, Georgia with satellite offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. For more information about Third Wave, call 888-578-7865, click http://www.twd3.com or e-mail info@thirdwavedigital.com.


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