In 2010, Reidsville Community Resource Center added a west wing addition to support health and allied services classes. Currently all three community resource centers utilize staff and curriculum by respective community colleges. Therefore, those who utilize these services also gain continuing education credits.
In 2010, GICNC broke ground on a new retail model that incorporated our first Career Center. Opened in 2011, the North Elm Career Center offers career services while also allowing shoppers and donors to see the mission of Goodwill. Further expansion has included the Eden Community Resource Center (October 2011) and Mayodan Career Center (September 2012).
Currently, Goodwill operates 21 retail stores and four Community Resource Centers and three Career Centers to serve Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham Counties. Goodwill collects donated items, sells them in stores and uses the revenue to fund job training in community resource centers. Our Community Resource Centers offer evaluations, vocational skills classes, computer labs, career counseling, job search assistance and many other services to vocational rehabilitation clients, department of social services clients and other local residents.
A Letter From our President & CEO
As we complete our 50th year of service to the community, Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. (Triad Goodwill) enters into a new era of evolving economic conditions, increased competition of market share and a challenging environment associated with service delivery models.
Every year we have ambitious plans. It is incumbent upon the Corporate Management Team, in concert with the governing members of our Board of Directors, to position our enterprise effectively in response to this current environment forthe benefit of all our stakeholders.
Central to these changes is the need to renew our strategic planning exercises covering the next three year period. This process will incorporate our recentlycompleted business plan, identify new processes, generate new ideas in furthering our service model and enhance the financial and intellectual strength of the organization.
Brand management is critical in the community’s perception of our business as we need to leverage accomplishments that set us apart from other worthy philanthropic entities.
We expect continued growth in the number of individuals seeking multiple services leading to employment. Now that we have established a multi-campus environment in our outlying territories, we must further our collaborations and partnerships with those that share our vision helping make better use of existing resources in each community and enhance the prospects of those we are assisting.
Through this multistage process, Triad Goodwill will ultimately be Communicating Mission and Creating Opportunities which we all share and have a vested interest.
Rick Gorham, C.E.
President & CEO