services. Goodwill is poised to dramatically increase these services in many
communities, with significant growth
projected over the next five years.
Community college partnerships
are the cornerstone of this growth
strategy. Most community college
service regions are also served by a local
Goodwill organization. In some communities, both organizations already
work together, relationships that a new
national initiative aims to learn from
and build upon.
CBO partners in four targeted occupations. This year, NOVA and its partners will jointly enroll a total of 300
participants with national pacesetting
program outcomes documented by the
Aspen Institute for NOVA’s partnership with Northern Virginia Family
Services’ Training Futures program.
In Winston-Salem, N.C., Goodwill
Industries of Northwest North Carolina
and Forsyth Technical Community
College (FTCC) co-enrolled 2,685
participants in 2010 in the 18 FTCC
certificate programs offered in Goodwill facilities.
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The C4 Initiative
In 2010, Goodwill Industries International (GII), NOVA, the American
Association of Community Colleges
(AACC), and other key partners formed
the national C4 initiative, which stands
for the Community College/Career
Collaboration initiative. We identified
three innovative partnership models
with a record of successful outcomes to
be documented and offered for nationwide replication. We enlisted some of
the nation’s top workforce development experts from Jobs for the Future
and the Aspen Institute to provide
technical assistance. Thirty-two community colleges and their Goodwill
partners met at our kickoff conference
at AACC’s Workforce Development Institute in January. All of our C4 partners
are committed to fostering a powerful
national learning community to identify the most effective ways to combine
the assets of community colleges and
Goodwill job training programs.
Just like a relay team practices critical
handoffs between teammates, colleges
and Goodwill organizations need to
document and improve key effective
partnership practices so our service
delivery handoffs occur seamlessly and
in full stride. Three innovative, results-driven partnership models are currently being documented for potential
In Northern Virginia, NOVA’s
partnership model leverages federal
financial aid to fund college credit
co-enrollment programs with Goodwill
of Greater Washington and five other
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