Goodwill ~ Redwood Empire Community Needs Assessment

Our Mission: Changing lives and strengthening communities through the dignity and power of work.

Goodwill ~ Redwood Empire has deep experience in workforce development and career services, including career exploration, job readiness training and job search coaching. Additionally, we partner with industry leaders to bring job training and skill-building programs to our community.

We are exploring ways to share this expertise with our community in new and different ways, including through supporting youth and families. Please help us better understand community needs by completing the following survey.

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* 1. Challenges facing youth entering the workforce (check all that apply)

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* 2. Should Goodwill use its resources to serve our youth and families by offering the following service? Check Yes or No for each.

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Digital Skills training for middle school students
Digital skills training for high school students
Career/industry exploration opportunities for high school students
Job search development for high school students
Job search skills training (resume, cover letter, interview) for high school students
Employment-ready soft skills development for high school students
Personal and professional development for high school students
Entrepreneurship for high school students
Occupation-specific training for high school students
Internship opportunities for high school students
Training and coaching to help parents engage and advocate in the school system for their middle school students
Training and coaching to help parents engage and advocate in the school system for their high school students
Digital skills training for parents
Job search skills training (resume, cover letter, interview) for parents with economic barriers
Employment-ready soft skills development for parents with economic barriers
Upskilling training for parents with economic barriers
Providing clothing resources for interviews/new jobs to eliminate barriers to employment

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* 3. When and where would be the best times to provide services to students and families? (Check all that apply)

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* 4. How would you be willing to support a Goodwill program for the youth and families in our community that includes job training and career services? (Check all that apply.)

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* 5. What is your role in the community? (Check all that apply.)

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* 6. In what county do you reside?

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* 7. Would you be willing to provide additional information if needed?

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* If yes to the above question, please provide your contact information:

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