The Contractors Workforce Development Assessment (CWDA) is a powerful online, assessment tool and process designed to objectively measure a contractor’s workforce development and training efforts and commitment. The CWDA process works best with the Owner's participation and support. This leadership is the most critical component of any project. The CWDA helps improve project labor certainty by growing and improving the skilled workforce though objective metrics and effective peer benchmarking.
A contractor's crucial first step to effectively addressing labor risk is an objective, honest examination of workforce development, hiring and training programs. This process evaluates, validates and improves craft development strategy and tactics.
Easily share your ScoreCard and Report with owners and hiring contractors. This enables them to visualize your objective assessment and know with confidence your company is rigorously committed to craft talent development and retention.
Owners are looking for greater project labor risk certainty. Does your company have a strategic workforce development and training plan in place to protect your brand, identify gaps, prioritize improvement, and increase your competitive edge?
Of all the factors that impact and influence a contractor's reputation, arguably none are more important than the capacity to deliver a trained, competent, productive workforce on projects. The existing skilled labor pipeline is not producing and cannot sustainably produce enough competent resources to make up for workforce attrition, which is resulting in the lost of our most skilled craft professionals. Innovative, strategic planning is required to mitigate the impact. Adopting high-priority workforce development and training programs is critical to making the necessary leaps in the speed and quality of hiring and skill development.
Benchmarking helps identify and address areas which most urgently need improvement. The CWDA is designed to facilitate this through competitive benchmarking to drive improvement of workforce development and training programs. The success of the CWDA and industry improvement is predicated on the owner's commitment as they are vital to demanding workforce development excellence.
How is your company perceived in the marketplace? How well is your company performing? An objective assessment of your company's workforce development and training program is essential to overcome complacency and improve competitiveness. If you want to be the best, you must be willing to objectively benchmark against the competition and peer benchmarking helps achieve that advantage.
A foundational objective of the CWDA is to make workforce development a key criterion in both the pre-qualification and the final selection of contractors...just as safety, quality, and schedule are key selection criteria. The CWDA helps owners and prime contractors compare contractor craft training programs and provides a set of objective measures to improve what has traditionally been a subjective analysis.
The more a contractor invests in the workforce, the greater their capacity to deliver high-quality work. This translates to more work, increased revenue, higher profits and the kind of corporate culture and reputation owners seek.
The Contractors Workforce Development Assessment (CWDA) is a powerful assessment tool which objectively measures a contractor’s commitment and activity for workforce development and training. The goal of the CWDA is to measurably and continuously improve worker competency, reduce labor risk, and enhance project performance by making workforce development and training a key criterion in the prequalification and final selection of contractors.
Under the guidance and leadership of the labor-neutral Construction Users Roundtable (CURT - www.curt.org) Workforce Development Committee and NCCER (www.nccer.org), the CWDA was developed to evaluate and provide a qualitative metric that would fairly, objectively, and consistently represent a contractor's investment, efforts, and commitment to workforce development and training. The CWDA is designed to prequalify and assist hiring organizations (owners, EPCs, GCs, etc.) in the final selection of contractors, just as contractor safety, quality, and schedule are key prequalification and selection criteria. The CWDA helps hiring organizations benchmark contractor craft training programs and provide a set of objective measures to improve what has traditionally been a subjective analysis.
The CWDA was created to effectively evaluate and communicate a contractor's workforce development and training commitment, as well as program quality. It accomplished this through three unique contractor assessment types - Construction Manager, General Contractor and Subcontractor - predicated on the following core principles...