8/31/2011- Final Report for Goodwill's Strategic Positioning Project Released

Center researchers Dan O'Shea and Christopher T. King present the final report on the Strategic Positioning Project for Goodwill Industries of Central Texas. Researchers assess current workforce efforts at Goodwill Industries of Central Texas (GICT) and identify viable options for adjusting, expanding, or introducing new elements to the current programs and services array that might help “position” GICT for improving the livelihood prospects of disadvantaged populations in Central Texas. A presentation of the key findings from the report to GICT's Board of Directors is available at this link.

The Strategic Positioning Project began in August 2010 as a collaborative effort between GICT, Goodwill Industries International and the Ray Marshall Center. In this project, the Ray Marshall Center
measured the effects of existing GICT workforce development programs and services, and mapped participants, services, and job placements in Central Texas in order to assess the effectiveness of GICT's existing workforce services for youth, disadvantaged adults and persons with disabilities. In addition, based on a national scan of innovative and successful programs and services around the country, the project formulated mechanisms for improving outcomes and community impacts by intensifying and/or expanding current services, extending geographic and/or target group coverage, or introducing new options to the current array of services offered.

A copy of the final report is available on the Ray Marshall Center's website at this link.



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