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Center for Independent Living (CIL) Employment Program Readiness Assessment Tool

A critical first step in incorporating Employment Services into your CIL’s operations is to evaluate your organization’s current knowledge, skills, and activities. The Employment Program Readiness Assessment Tool (EPRAT) is designed for CILs to evaluate their current capacity to address the employment service needs of the individuals they serve. The tool draws on the McKinsey Capacity Assessment Grid, the Victory Program’s Technical Assistance guide, and other industry-established assessment tools. The tool has been modified to focus on CIL’s capacity for employment services.


The tool is divided into four (4) different categories, which cover your CIL’s investment and support for employment services and your approach to delivering employment services to persons served. This assessment tool provides you with the opportunity to identify current areas of existing capacity and to prioritize areas of needed and desired capacity building regarding employment services. The prioritized areas will assist you in determining the capacity building activities, goals, and outcomes that can be a part of your work plan.

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