ABOUT WDMS

Whether you are just starting or already have a strong workforce development program in place, the WDMS is designed to grow with your organization. If you are starting from scratch, the WDMS prescriptively provides feedback for each key component identifying where to focus your effort and assist in developing an implementation plan. If you have an existing workforce development program, the prescriptive feedback for each key component identifies opportunities for further incremental enhancement and validates that you’re on the right track.

WHY Participate

The WDMS is a tool designed to assist users with the self-evaluation of their workforce development program using 11 Key Components of world-class workforce development programs.

Key Components

WHO Should Participate

Commercial and industrial contractors as well as suppliers that want to make a commitment to developing their most important resource, their people.

 You can use the PDF version of the self-evaluation to prepare prior to applying online.

 WDMS self-evaluations can be submitted anytime throughout the year.

HOW WDMS Works

Participating companies evaluate their workforce development program and processes against 11 world-class workforce development best practices or key components. Using a rating scale from highest (3) to lowest (0), a score is applied to each key component based on observable and measurable outcomes.

EVALUATE

the current condition of your workforce development program.

DEVELOP/UPGRADE

missing or underperforming components.

IMPLEMENT

new or upgraded components.

TRACK

performance annually.

BENCHMARK

performance with peers in the industry.

LEAD

your company and workers by equipping them for success.

 You can use the PDF version of the self-evaluation to prepare prior to applying online.

 WDMS self-evaluations can be submitted anytime throughout the year.

EDUCATION Opportunities

ABC’s chapters lead the way when it comes to offering safety, craft, leadership and management education for the construction industry. When you need to educate your employees, ABC’s 69 chapters have you covered!

GET Recognized

Note: The year on the digital badge is updated annually. To receive a digital badge for the current year, the WDMS self-assessment must be submitted through the online portal each year.

Email ABC’s director of workforce development at [email protected] if you have further questions about the WDMS self-evaluation process—we’re here to help!
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