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GoodPaths Program Begins Aug. 22, 2022

Deadline for application is Aug. 10, 2022

 What is GoodPaths?

GoodPaths is a 12-week training and development program designed to help promising Goodwill retail employees identify their strengths, develop their leadership skills and achieve their career goals — whether with Goodwill or another company.

How do I apply for the program?

Simply complete the application form below. Forms must be completed before the next GoodPaths class. Space is limited so don’t delay.

What are the Benefits?

GoodPaths participants will be equipped with the confidence and skills to pursue the next step in their careers. GoodPaths graduates who apply for advancement positions in Retail or Donations are guaranteed an interview.

 What is Required of Participants?

The program includes assessments, activities, homework assignments and one-on-one coaching to equip participants with the skills for advancement. Some training will be conducted on company time, while homework assignments must be completed on personal time. Participants need the willingness to communicate, to be available for all functions, to cooperate with the GoodPath’s Navigator, and participate in all activities.

To be considered for the GoodPaths programs, applicants must be approved by their Direct Supervisor, Regional Director of Retail Operations, and must be employed for at least 90 days.

“The GoodPaths program is a terrific opportunity for employees who have a sincere desire to rise in their careers as well as the commitment and tenacity to see it through.” – Goodwill President & CEO Matthew Bourlakas

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The GoodPaths program is funded by Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc. and a grant from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

Mandie Underwood – GoodPaths Program Success Story

Mandie Underwood

A Goodwill program that prepares promising employees for career advancement did even more for one recent participant — it inspired her to go to college.

Mandie Underwood always thought she wanted to be a nurse. But Mandie quit high school in her senior year. Though she earned a general equivalency diploma in 2009, she was never able to get her career goals on track.