Operation: GoodJobs (OGI)
Operation: Good Jobs (OGJ), funded by the Walmart Foundation through Goodwill Industries International. Program provides employment and training services to veterans and their family members, as well as family financial strengthening services.
Veterans’ Employment and Training Services
Veterans’ Employment and Training Services, funded by Goodwill Houston. Provides employment services to veterans who do not qualify for grant-funded programs. The program has a special emphasis on veterans transitioning from incarceration or at-risk of homelessness.
Veterans’ Employment and Training Services - Galveston
Veterans’ Employment and Training Services – Galveston. Provides employment services to military veterans living in Galveston County.
Women Veterans’ Employment and Training Services
Women Veterans’ Employment and Training Services, funded by the Texas Veterans Commission. Provides Women Veterans the opportunity for self-sufficiency through financial assistance and employment services. Financial assistance provided to those women veterans facing eviction or who are homeless.
Life Launch Young Adult Re-Entry
Life Launch Young Adult Re-Entry funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and subcontracted by Goodwill Industries International. Program serves young adults between the ages of 18-24 who have had contact with the justice system to assist them with their educational and employment goals.
Right Turn Youth Re-Entry, funded by the U.S Department of Labor and subcontracted by Institute for Educational leadership. Program provides occupational skills training, industry-recognized credentials, pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, and career pathway activities to young adults, ages 18 to 24, that have had contact with the justice system.
CareerAbilities serves persons with documented disabilities and receives referrals from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Vocational Rehabilitative Services, and the Social Security Administration for the Ticket to Work program. Work assessments, job readiness training, and employment services are provided on a fee for service basis.
Heights Job Connection
Heights Job Connection, privately funded by Goodwill Houston. Provides basic employment services to persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Project Good Hope (PGH), funded through the City of Houston and private funding from Goodwill Houston. Provides employment services to individuals with specific immune diseases and members of their household.
Meyerland Job Connection
Meyerland Job Connection Center, privately funded by Goodwill Houston. Provides basic employment services to persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment, with a special emphasis on displaced workers age 55 and over.
River Oaks Job Connection
River Oaks Job Connection, privately funded by Goodwill Houston. Provides basic employment services to the general public, with a specialty in re-entry (ex-offenders) participants, and with persons with disabilities and barriers to employment.
THRIVE, funded by the United Way of Greater Houston. Provides integrated employment and financial strengthening services emphasizing assistance for families with children.
Workforce Connector, funded by the United Way of Greater Houston. Provides integrated employment and financial strengthening services emphasizing assistance for families with children.
Apartment Maintenance Professionals Program
Apartment Maintenance Professionals Program, (AMP), funded by the Texas Apartment Association and the United Way. Provides an introduction for new maintenance professionals and a refresher for the veteran employee, to give these professionals the knowledge and tools necessary to run an effective maintenance program. Maintenance expenses are the single largest controllable element in any operating budget. The AMP program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute, a private non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system and focused on credentialing and connecting participants in this industry.
Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator®
Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator, funded by Google.org through Goodwill Industries International. This program offers a wide range of digital skills training, from becoming aware of digital career opportunities to learning basic digital skills to earning credentials from entry-level to middle skills.
Google® IT Support Professional Certificate
Google IT Support Professional Certificate, funded by the Tides Foundation through Goodwill Industries International. Provides Google IT Professional Certificate, developed by Google. Includes innovative curriculum designed to prepare individuals for an entry-level role in IT support
Designing Your Success
Designing Your Success (DYS), funded by Accenture through Goodwill Industries International. This project trains staff members in a new evolution of a workforce development approach. This program teaches workforce managers and leaders to use Stanford University’s D. (design) school research-based design approach called Growth Mindset.
Goodwill Temporary Services
Goodwill Temporary Services (GTS), privately funded by Goodwill Houston through the program’s own social enterprise income. GTS provides temporary job placement and staffing services for individuals with disabilities and those who are unemployed/underemployed.
Life-Work Connection (LWC), privately funded by Goodwill Houston. Provides one-time critical needs assistance for employees. The program objectives include serving employees with urgent case management needs to help resolve work related and personal issues and to stabilize those employees and their families with a crisis recovery plan and resources to better guide them in the right direction.
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People Served by Workforce Development
People hired by Goodwill Houston