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Goodskills Career Builder

Four weeks of training. $500 and a real job in advanced manufacturing or technology waiting for you at the end.  

Background & Research

Goodskills Career Builder is a rigorously evaluated industry-driven model, which leverages next and best practices in workforce development based on research and data.

Goodwill partnered with the UB Regional Institute (UBRI) to build the comprehensive model which includes sector specific recruitment, career readiness training, an experiential work environment, support services, technical training, job training and placement and post-employment coaching for career advancement. All of these components are critical to an individual’s success, long-term increased wages and ability to build generational wealth.

We’re also releasing a series of reports that focus on key aspects of workforce in WNY in partnership with UBRI. These briefs are part of a collaborative effort to expand access to higher-paying career pathways for all individuals, as part of Goodwill of WNY’s Goodskills Career Builder program. Check back here for our latest research publications.

Latest Research Briefs 

Tech and Buffalo's
June 2021

Workforce Readiness Skills Training and Buffalo's Rebound
September 2021

This brief examines the demand for workforce readiness skills, the factors underlying this demand, and the opportunities for skills-based training, like Goodskills Career Builder, to meet this demand and provide transformative regional economic impacts.

This brief provides an overview of career opportunities in tech within the demographic and economic context of the Buffalo Niagara region.