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 have also released 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.
The latest research brief, "Manufacturing: The Backbone of Innovation and Buffalo's Future",
highlights the benefits and potential earnings for careers in manufacturing in an effort to address the persistent hiring challenges that regional employers face, while cultivating a diverse and inclusive regional workforce.
Find this brief and all of our research publications here.