We have the Ironworker technical skilll profiles and evaluation standards set and agreed to between the participting contractors and the Ironworker Union. We have put the trackikng software "live" and the Union has uploaded assessment and evaluation profiles of over 700 of their members/workers.
We are doing an outside audit/assessment of the foreman competency and skills to do assessment and evaluations, with consistency, judgement and personal coaching capacity.
We have extended the introduction of the initial project to include another company but working with the same union. We are looking to see what are the challlenges in trnasfering, scaling, adapting and adopting a worker-based competency culture within the same industry throug another contractor.
We have just started to see is this initiative can be replicated and adapted for adoptoin in another industry, crane operators, and a differenct union, Operating Engineers.
We have contracted the Canada West Foundation, an independent think-tank with a research division on Human Capital to do a full third-party evaluation of entire project.