This survey is an opportunity for BPA members and other companies and organizations in Maryland’s energy efficiency industry to share their workforce needs and barriers to hiring.

We will use findings to educate key decision-makers on workforce needs in the EE industry, including the Maryland Public Service Commission, EmPOWER Future Programming Work Group members, and state policymakers.

Note: ALL RESPONSES WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL, with data only presented in an anonymized and aggregated format.

All questions are optional except company name, which allows us to properly identify multiple responses from a given company.

For any questions regarding this survey, please contact Sabine Rogers, Senior Policy Associate on behalf of BPA: sabine@anndyl.com

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* 1. I grant permission to associate my responses with my name and company data, and am authorized to do so.

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* 2. Company name

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* 3. Are you the owner of the company?

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* 4. Name of individual completing survey

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* 5. Email address

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* 6. Which best describes your company type? You may select multiple descriptors.

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* 7. Is your company a certified Women, Minority or Veteran Owned Business?

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* 8. What is the current size of your company workforce in Maryland? Ranges are acceptable.

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* 9. In general, what is the most important qualification required of potential candidates for field technician jobs at your company?

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* 10. In general, what is the most important qualification required of potential candidates for management-track jobs at your company?

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* 11. How many positions does your company currently have open? Please specify Entry Level, Mid Level, and Advanced.

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* 12. Have any of these positions gone unfilled for more than 6 months? If so, which ones and why?

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* 13. How many hires have you made in the past 12 months? What kind(s) of positions were these hires?

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* 14. How many hires do you anticipate making in the next 12 months? What kind(s) of positions do you anticipate hiring?

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* 15. In the past 12 months, what has been the most difficult position(s) for your company to fill? What is the minimum training level, job experience, and/or certifications you require for that job title(s)?

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* 16. If you've encountered obvious or common gaps in the skillset, knowledge or certifications of available candidates, please list them.

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* 17. Have you experienced difficulty filling positions in specific categories or specializations? If so, which one(s)? Select all that apply.

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* 18. What challenges do you encounter when hiring? Please select all that apply.

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* 19. What role(s) would you like to see BPA take in the issue of workforce development? Select all that apply.

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* 20. Which ONE of these roles is most important for BPA to take on the issue of workforce development?

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* 21. Is there anything else you’d like us to know about your workforce needs or workforce challenges facing the energy efficiency industry?

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