Program areas at Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
Skill building services are vocational, work or volunteer activities provided on daily (six hours per day, five days per week) in alignment with each individual's person-centered plan of services and coordinated with other appropriate services or therapies identified in the plan of support. Services may serve to reinforce skills taught in school, therapy or other settings. Target population is individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Skill building services are designed to assist individuals with intellectual/development disabilities to increase their economic self-sufficiency and/or engage in meaningful activities such as education, training and/or volunteering. These services provide knowledge and specialized skill development and/or support. Number of persons served - 133 Detroit skill building program and 64 westland skill building program. 160 persons served participated in paid transitional (time limited) work experience in Goodwill's work center to develop appropriate work behaviors and soft skills for community competitive employment. 100% of program trainees developed a person-centered plan or vocational plan for personal, social, vocational, and community integration.
North oakland career center services - path and workforce innovation and opportunity act (wioa) career counseling and employment persons eligible for temporary aid to needy families (tanf) public assistance recipients and underemployed/unemployed adults and youth. Each participant attends job readiness training to develop or enhance their skills to successfully secure and maintain employment or other career path support. Job retention and supportive services are provided to support participant's employment success. The program services also supports unemployed/underemployed persons seeking employment assistance including resume development, career counseling and job leads through Goodwill's employment resource center. Served 695 persons under contract with the oakland Michigan work agency's for path, dislocated worker and workforce innovation opportunity act (wioa) programs, and 7,119 unemployed/ underemployed job seekers for resources assistance, career coaching and counseling services. Facilitated competitive employment for 1,576 job ready individuals earning an average hourly wage rate $17.07.
Strengthening communities stronger families program and flip the script male & women's empowerment services. Provide employment and training services for men and women diversionary population ages 16-29 years of age. In collaboration with the Michigan department of corrections and other community stakeholders - primary goal is to promote public safety by reducing recidivism of former offenders engaged in productive life, educational, social and employment activities. The flip the script male and women's empowerment program prepares men and women ages 16-30 to enter the workforce and maintain meaningful employment. The program is designed to help young men and women, ages, 16-29, who are low-to- medium risk offenders to overcome adversity and barriers to employment. Service components include career counseling, life and social skills development, computer training, cognitive thinking instruction, conflict resolution strategies, financial literacy, basic education learning and ged preparation, job placement and job retention services. Goodwill's flip the script men and women's empowerment program prepares men and women ages 18-30 for non-traditional careers in the skills, building and construction industry with an emphasis on math, reading, social and life skills training. Additional service activities provided include vocational skills assessment, employment readiness training, transitional work experience, and job development services. Provided employment related, wraparound and supportive services for 683 individuals. 85% of enrollees successfully completed their 16 week program curriculum for personal goals achievement. 334 individuals were assisted with job placement in the community.
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit provided employment & training services in the city of Detroit, wayne, oakland and macomb counties. Target populations served include persons with severe and persistent mental illness, at-risk youth, young minority males ages 16-30, unemployed women, chronically unemployed and underemployed, and former offenders. Specific services included supports coordination for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, adult education services, employment skills training for youth, employment development services for chronically unemployed/underemployed persons, and transitional work experience for work soft skills development for community competitive employment.