Helms College helps people discover and develop their God-given gifts through education and career services.
Helms College—a private, independent postsecondary career school sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia Inc., and authorized by the Georgia Non Public Post-Secondary Education Commission—offers accredited programs through its two hospitality schools, health services school and as well as its new school of industrial trades.
Rev. Edgar James Helms
Helms College and Goodwill Industries International has a rich history dating back 114 years. Dr. Edgar James Helms (1863-1942), a man admired for his uncommon character and entrepreneurial vision, is credited as the founder of the movement that would grow into Goodwill Industries®.
Goodwill—The Helms Legacy
"Friends of Goodwill, be dissatisfied with your work until every handicapped and unfortunate person in your community has an opportunity to develop to
his fullest usefulness and enjoy a maximum of abundant living."
— Dr. Edgar J. Helms, 1941
Helms College Timeline
Helms College is an institution of higher education that provides a unique approach to experiential learning and career education. Named in honor of Rev. Edgar Helms, the founder of Goodwill Industries, Helms College creates opportunities for students to discover their strengths and build...