What is the CWDA?
The CWDA – Contractors’ Workforce Development Assessment – is a unique assessment tool that objectively measures a contractor’s commitment to workforce development. The goal of the CWDA is to make workforce development a key criterion in the prequalification and final selection of contractors.
How does the CWDA work?
Contractors can subscribe online to participate in the CWDA. A participant answers each question on an assessment and uploads documentation to support and validate their answers. A non-biased, third-party auditor reviews the completed assessment and supporting documentation, and assigns an overall score. The contractor can then grant access to specific owners to view their CWDA score. In order for the owner to view the contractors’ scores, they must be a registered user of the CWDA system.
There are three categories of assessments as shown below.When taking an assessment, it’s important that the contractor selects the category that best describes his or her organization.
- Construction Manager
- Self-Performing General Contractor
Benefits of the CWDA
- Sets workforce development benchmarks for the industry
- Identifies a contractors strengths and opportunities for improvement
- Enhances the ability of owners to qualify contractors
- Promotes the safe and proper completion of projects on-time and on-budget