|Principal Investigator:||Christopher T. King, PhD|
|Sponsor:||Goodwill Industries of Central Texas|
|Research Partners:||Goodwill Industries of Central Texas and Goodwill Industries International|
|Project Duration:||August 2010 – January 2011|
|Description:||The Strategic Positioning Project was a collaborative effort of Goodwill Industries of Central Texas (GICT), Goodwill Industries International (GII), and the Ray Marshall Center. T he Workforce Development Services division at GICT has three main program areas – Youth Services, Community Rehabilitation Services, and Job Source – targeting populations whose needs and circumstances tend to undermine their ability to navigate labor markets and develop successful livelihood strategies.
The Ray Marshall Center measured the effects of existing GICT 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.
|Reports Available:||Strategically Positioning Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
Authors: Christopher T. King and Daniel O’Shea
Date: June 2011
Publication Type: Report, 156pp.
Also Available: Presentation of Strategically Positioning Goodwill Industries of Central Texas: Recent Research Results, which was prepared for and presented at GICT Board of Directors May 2011 meeting.