2024 Tech Connect Pulse Check Survey

We invite you to share your insights in the 2024 Tech Connect survey. Your valuable input will be instrumental for WEtech Alliance and its partners in gaining a deeper understanding of the needs and challenges faced by talent in our region. Additionally, your responses will make a significant contribution to an upcoming report by Workforce WindsorEssex on the regional tech economy, which is set to be published this March.
 
The survey consists of 23 questions and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please note that your participation in this survey is entirely voluntary, and all information you provide will be kept confidential.
 
Should you have any inquiries or require further information about this survey, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Sam Branton, Manager of Tech Talent Programs and Engagement for WEtech Alliance, at sbranton@wetech-alliance.com.
 
Background Information

Question Title

* 1. Which category best describes your current situation?

Question Title

* 3. Which of the following best describes you?

Question Title

* 4. Are you currently residing in Windsor-Essex while being employed by a technology company that is based outside of the region?

The following questions relate to TECH JOBS.

Question Title

* 5. How do you connect with regional tech companies and tech organizations when seeking employment? (Please check all that apply)

Question Title

* 6. What are the main reasons you would *not* consider seeking employment in Windsor-Essex? (please check all that apply)

Question Title

* 7. How likely are you to grow and/or continue your career in this region?

Question Title

* 8. What factors would encourage you to seek employment in Windsor-Essex? (please check all that apply)

The following questions relate to TECH ECOSYSTEM.

Question Title

* 9. How familiar are you with the tech scene in Windsor-Essex?

Question Title

* 10. What are the three most significant strengths of the regional tech ecosystem?

Question Title

* 11. To what extent do you agree with the following statements?

  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
Windsor-Essex is a strong tech hub
There are opportunities to connect with employers in the Windsor-Essex region
There are opportunities to improve my skills and abilities in the Windsor-Essex region
I am drawn to the Windsor-Essex region because of its reputation as a good place to live
There are strong networking opportunities in the Windsor-Essex region
The workshops or training offered in Windsor-Essex are interesting / useful / valuable to me

Question Title

* 12. How many tech-related regional events have you attended in the last 3 months?

Question Title

* 13. In which types of regional events or programming have you participated in the last 3 months? (Please check all that apply)

Question Title

* 14. What changes or improvements would you like to see in the regional tech sector in the next five years?

Question Title

* 15. What tech-related groups or organizations do you participate (click all that apply)? If you do not participate in any groups or organizations, please leave this question blank.

Question Title

* 16. In your opinion, what programs / offerings are missing from the regional tech scene?

You're in the home stretch! These are the final questions.
The following questions relate to TECH CAREER PREPAREDNESS.

Question Title

* 17. What are the top 5 skills/abilities that have helped you feel prepared for your career? (Please limit your selections to only 5).

Question Title

* 18. What are the top 5 skills/abilities that would make you feel more prepared for your career? (Please limit your selections to only 5).

Question Title

* 19. How prepared do you feel for your career?

The following questions relate to PARTICIPANT DEMOGRAPHICS.

Question Title

* 20. What is your age?

Question Title

* 21. Which race or ethnicity best describes you?

Question Title

* 22. To which gender do you most identify?

Question Title

* 23. What is your highest level of education?

T