What is a Community Based Assessment (CBA)?

A community based assessment (CBA) is a service that Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania offers in order to measure an individual’s ability and readiness to enter the job market.  The assessments are brief with a defined time frame and purpose. You as an employer will be helping a Goodwill participant gain practical experience and confidence as they work towards entering the community of the gainfully employed.

What are the benefits of hosting a Community Based Assessment?

As an employer, you will support workforce development by hosting a CBA. CBAs assist individuals in gaining on-the-job experience with little or no investment.

As an employer, what is required from my organization?

Your business will provide general supervision and give the individual an opportunity to work in a positive setting. You may find that the individual is the type of worker you would like to hire after the CBA is completed, but you are under no obligation to do so.

What support will Goodwill provide my business?

A Goodwill evaluator will accompany the individual throughout the assessment period and will monitor their work and behaviors.  As an employer, you are not liable for any injury to the individual or the evaluator during the CBA.

Interested in learning more?

Quentin Taraszewski, Lead Employer Engagement Liaison
Phone: 412-632-1736
Email: quentin.taraszewski@goodwillswpa.org

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