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Helms College


Helms College helps people discover and develop their gifts through education and career services.

Helms College—a private, independent postsecondary career school sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia Inc., and accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training to offer culinary, health services and industrial trades programs.

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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...

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About Us was last modified: April 30th, 2024 by Olivia DeMoss