You have been selected to participate in an important survey about your education and training needs. Your responses will remain completely confidential.

There are 32 questions in total, and it should take about 15-20 minutes to complete this survey. Thank you for participating!

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* 1. What is your current classification?

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* 2. What City department do you currently work for?

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* 3. What position(s) are you interested in applying to for your future career? Please share all classifications and/or position titles that interest you.

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* 4. Which of the following best describes you:

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* 5. Which of the following best describes you:

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* 6. How long do you plan to stay in your current position?

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* 7. In your current position, are you required to take any continuing education or training?

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* 8. Where would you go to get the continuing education or training you need to meet the requirements of your current position? (If your position does not have these requirements, please respond "N/A")

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* 9. Regardless of whether or not it is a requirement of your employer, how interested are you in continuing your education or gaining additional training? This could include anything from taking a short, not-for-credit course to getting a new certification or going back to school to pursue a new degree.

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* 10. From the list below, please drag and drop your first and second most important objectives in pursuing further education and training into the boxes on the right.

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* 11. Please specify if you ranked Other in the previous question

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* 12. What would be helpful to you in attaining your career or educational goals?

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* 13. When it comes to the career choices and options that are available, do you feel you know:

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* 14. Please indicate how interested you are in each of the following:

  Very interested Somewhat interested Not very interested Not interested at all Does not apply to me
Career advising/counseling
Job search support and preparation (e.g. interview prep)
Improving my English
Help preparing to meet the education qualifications for a new position
Building computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint)
Building basic skills (e.g. communication skills, critical thinking)
Taking prerequisite classes to meet the qualifications for a program or class I’m interested in
Obtaining a Degree or Certificate
Career training programs
Taking Continuing Education (CE) courses
Maintaining a license or certificate I already have
Pursuing a new certification or specialty license
Having a mentor
Participating in a paid apprenticeship program
Help preparing to meet minimum experience requirements for a new position
Getting help navigating the educational resources available to me
Being able to take paid time off work to complete training

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* 15. For each item below, please indicate how you would prefer to access that sort of help. You may select more than one option for each one.

  In-person

Over the phone Online with Video
Career advising/counseling
Job search support and preparation (e.g. interview prep)

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* 16. For each item below, please indicate how you would prefer to access that sort of help, training, or educational content.

  In-person Online/Virtual Hybrid In-person/Online Not interested
English language classes or tutorials
Classes or tutorials to learn basic computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint)
Classes or tutorials in basic skills (e.g. communication skills, critical thinking)
Academic prerequisite classes
Degree or Certificate programs
Career training programs
Continuing Education (CE) courses

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* 17. There are many factors and barriers that can impact whether people are able to pursue their interests in continuing their education or developing skills that could help them excel in their careers. Please indicate how important each of the following factors is for you when it comes to seeking educational or career advancement opportunities. If that factor does not affect whether you are able to pursue opportunities that you are interested in, select “No impact.”

  Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important No impact
Time
Cost
Support from my immediate supervisor
Support from my employer
Ability to use education leave I’ve accrued through my employer
Ability to use a certificate or license I already have
Confidence in my ability to succeed
Availability of classes or career advice appointments
Work schedule
Access to child care
Access to elder care
Whether the material is available in languages other than English
Prerequisite requirements
Proximity to my home and/or workplace
Access to a computer and reliable internet

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* 18. What other factors, if any, affect whether you are able to pursue educational or career advancement opportunities?

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* 19. Where would you go to find information about career advising or counseling?

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* 20. Where would you go to find information about continuing your education or taking classes or training to help advance your career?

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* 21. What training or certification programs do you need?

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