Self-Sufficiency Pathway

At Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, we provide pathways out of poverty for thousands of Kentuckians every year by using a proprietary self-sufficiency matrix that leads individuals to improved life scenarios.  The path to self-sufficiency guides men and women through a four-step process that begins with barrier removal work and ends with permanent employment.  See below for more details.

PHASE 1:

Barrier removal

Housing, transportation, food, safety, health, childcare, etc.

  • Intake-Self Sufficiency Matrix
  • Set goals based on score & priority
  • Soft Skills
  • Initial work placement at Goodwill (preferably) or another intermediary employer

PHASE 2:

Career path planning

  • Career exploration, family/social relations, GED, etc.
  • Choose pathway based on testing and interest
  • Job shadowing
  • Create plan with HR/career coach

Note: All Goodwill employees and clients have a dedicated career coach to work with them on their self-sufficiency status

PHASE 3:

Work and learn

  • Training/credentialing 1-2 days per week (stipend by Goodwill Works)
  • Working at Goodwill or another sponsor employer 3-4 days per week

PHASE 4:

Permanent placement

Self-Sufficiency Matrix

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