Community Based Assessment

A Community Based Assessment (CBA) identifies an individual’s strengths, skills, resources and potential barriers to employment, while providing opportunities in career exploration, vocational training and the attainment of new or additional employment skills.

Turning Gears gives employers the opportunity to utilize this sector of the workforce by offering supervised training at no cost to employers. Training Consultants provide guidance and feedback to the individual throughout the assessment. In addition, employees in this program are covered under Turning Gears’ workers’ compensation insurance.

Turning Gears has a number of work sites that participate in the CBA program. The interests and goals of the individual are considered when determining which work site(s) an individual will complete their assessment.

CBA sites are at the following locations:

  • Big Lots
  • Comfort Inn
  • Save-a-Lot
  • Humility House
  • Perkins
  • Turning Gears’ office

Turning Gears is presently searching for additional CBA work-sites to give companies an opportunity to fill job openings by seeing how an individual works. Turning Gears pays the wages and worker’s compensation insurance in addition to providing a Training Consultant to mentor the prospective employee.