Sandy Goodman - Director of Career Pathways
Sandy is the Director of Career Pathways at the National College Transition Network. She provides technical assistance, training, and project leadership on college transition and career pathways initiatives. She works within and across the adult education, workforce development, and community college systems to equip each to better support low income adults realize their education and career goals. Her recent projects include: directing the SABES Center for Education and Career Planning in Massachusetts; leading the capacity building for the Massachusetts Career Readiness Initiative; developing online and face-to-face training for college and career navigators; training for administrators on designing comprehensive student support services; and helping the Retraining the Gulf Coast Workforce Through Information Technology Consortium strengthen Prior Learning Assessment policies and their broader implementation as a postsecondary acceleration strategy for adult learners.
Sandy is the lead author of the College Transition Toolkit and edited the Integrating Career Awareness curriculum guide. She develops and facilitates online professional development courses and has developed training for trainers on promoting college and career readiness, most recently for Accelerating Opportunity.
Prior to joining the College Transitions team, she directed a career ladders project called Partnership for Automotive Career Education (PACE) where she facilitated collaboration among community based organizations, postsecondary and secondary education institutions, and private-sector employers. She also directed a large community-based ABE/ESOL program in Boston and was active in a number of city and statewide adult education planning and advocacy efforts.
Sandy also brings deep expertise in community education and human services. She worked as a counselor/advocate and has trained and supervised volunteer counselor/advocates staffing a domestic violence shelter and 24-hour hotline. She also served on statewide domestic violence team at the Massachusetts Department of Social Services where she provided case consultation and developed risk assessment protocol and implementation training to child welfare, law enforcement, and community agencies.
Sandy has a B.A. in Women's Studies/Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Read Sandy's article, Building Clean Energy Workforce Capacity in Massachusetts.