For Individuals 

Welcome to the Warren Forest Higher Education Council Needs Assessment Survey for Individuals.  The purpose of the needs assessment is to gather information to determine what training needs to be developed to help individuals and businesses accomplish their goals and objectives. This assessment will assist the Council in offering courses that help individuals obtain the skills and abilities needed on the job or for employment. The survey will also help to identify any gaps or areas of needed coursework. The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires the Council complete a needs assessment of our community every three years. 

The Warren Forest Higher Education Council works with colleges, schools, and businesses to offer the most needed classes and programs to the residents of Warren and Forest Counties.  We offer both credit and non-credit programs. 

As you complete this survey, please keep two terms in mind:  the term “credit” programs and classes refers to courses and degree programs available through colleges and universities.  Credit programs and classes lead to a degree or certificate such as an Associate Degree in Business Administration or a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

The term “non-credit” programs and classes refer to courses that do not lead to a degree.  They are generally short term in nature, are not semester based, and not always offered only through a college or university.  Examples include a Microsoft Office class, an art class, or a welding class that meets for a few weeks.

* 1. In what ZIP code do you live? (enter 5-digit ZIP code; for example, 16365)

* 2. Please choose one:

* 3. What is your age? Please choose one:

* 4. What is the highest level of education you have completed?

* 5. Employment Status:

* 6. On a scale of 1 to 5, to what extent do you feel your community has access to educational programs, facilities, and classes: (1 = no access, 5 = complete access / everything is available)

  1 2 3 4 5
Credit (earning credits toward a college degree)
Non-Credit (short term classes)

* 7. On a scale of 1 to 5, how likely are you to access credit or non-credit classes locally that would benefit you? (1 = would not access, 5 = complete access / would take classes)

  1 2 3 4 5
Credit (earning credits toward a college degree)
Non-Credit (short term classes)

* 8. What is your preferred way for education to be delivered?

* 9. What barrier or challenge prevents you from taking advantage of educational opportunities in the local community?

* 10. Would you like help with any of these job related activities? Check all that apply.

* 11. Does your employer offer reimbursement for credit classes?

* 12. Does your employer offer reimbursement for non-credit classes?

* 13. Check the classes you consider most valuable to have available in our community.

* 14. Are there any job skill training classes or personal enrichment classes that you would like to see Hi-Ed offer that are not listed above? Please list them:

* 15. What associate degrees (2 year degree) would you like to have available locally in our community?

* 16. Would you or someone in your household take credit classes for the degree program you listed?

* 17. Where do you look for information on Hi-Ed offerings?

* 18. Is our location convenient for you to take classes?

* 19. Do you think our facility provides a suitable learning environment?

* 20. Have you used our website?

* 21. If yes, was it easy to navigate?

* 22. Do you have any suggestions for improving our website?

* 23. Have you used the online registration system to register for classes?

* 24. If yes, was it easy to navigate?

* 25. Do you have any suggestions for improving our online registration system?