Name of organization:

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* 1. Name of organization:

Title of person completing survey:

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* 2. Title of person completing survey:

Name of person completing survey (optional):

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* 3. Name of person completing survey (optional):

In what county is your organization located?

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* 4. In what county is your organization located?

In what city is your organization located?

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* 5. In what city is your organization located?

How would you describe your organization?

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* 6. How would you describe your organization?

Please select one of the following North American Industry Classification System categories to describe your organization's primary industry.

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* 7. Please select one of the following North American Industry Classification System categories to describe your organization's primary industry.

How many employees does your organization have in Maine?

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* 8. How many employees does your organization have in Maine?

What percent of your employees do you estimate are currently taking a class of some sort (including those who are not currently working toward a certificate or college degree)?

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* 9. What percent of your employees do you estimate are currently taking a class of some sort (including those who are not currently working toward a certificate or college degree)?

How has that percentage changed in the last three years?

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* 10. How has that percentage changed in the last three years?

What percent of your employees do you estimate are currently working toward a certificate or college degree?

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* 11. What percent of your employees do you estimate are currently working toward a certificate or college degree?

How has that percentage changed in the last three years?

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* 12. How has that percentage changed in the last three years?

Do you provide any assistance to support employees in continuing their education? Please check all that apply.

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* 13. Do you provide any assistance to support employees in continuing their education? Please check all that apply.

Do you provide any onsite, employer- or industry-sponsored education (such as training/certification/apprenticeships)?

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* 14. Do you provide any onsite, employer- or industry-sponsored education (such as training/certification/apprenticeships)?

Are educational goals included in your employee evaluation process?

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* 15. Are educational goals included in your employee evaluation process?

Do you provide recognition to employees upon completion of a degree?

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* 16. Do you provide recognition to employees upon completion of a degree?

Do employees who have completed a degree have an opportunity for increased wages and/or benefits?

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* 17. Do employees who have completed a degree have an opportunity for increased wages and/or benefits?

How strongly do you agree with the following statements?

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* 19. How strongly do you agree with the following statements?

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
It is easy for my organization to find qualified workers in Maine.
The level of college completion in Maine makes it difficult for my organization to find workers with appropriate skills.
Please rank the most important skill-sets in which your employees need to improve (with 1 the most important and 7 the least important).

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* 20. Please rank the most important skill-sets in which your employees need to improve (with 1 the most important and 7 the least important).

Please indicate how important you believe the following reasons for investing in higher education and advanced training for your employees are to your organization.

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* 21. Please indicate how important you believe the following reasons for investing in higher education and advanced training for your employees are to your organization.

  Very important Important Not very important Not at all important
Help employees gain skills to be more effective on the job.
Create pool of employees within my organization with needed knowledge and skills.
Leadership and managerial development within the organization.
Support lifelong learning so employees can pursue personal and professional goals.
Have you seen improvements in any of the following when employees have completed a college degree?

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* 22. Have you seen improvements in any of the following when employees have completed a college degree?

  Very clear improvement Some improvement Not much improvement No improvement Not sure
Productivity/job performance
Improved loyalty/retention
Ability to promote from within
Quality of work
Adaptability to change
Reading/writing skills
Technology skills
Teamwork
Problem-solving
Are any of these benefits evident for employees taking a class or two but not working toward a degree? Please check all that apply.

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* 23. Are any of these benefits evident for employees taking a class or two but not working toward a degree? Please check all that apply.

Have you seen broader benefits to your organization from employees completing college?

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* 24. Have you seen broader benefits to your organization from employees completing college?

  Very clear benefits Some benefits Not many benefits No benefits Not sure
Employee satisfaction
Organizational reputation
Recognition for organization
Recruiting
Work atmosphere
Are any of these benefits evident for employees taking a class or two but not working toward a degree? Please check all that apply.

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* 25. Are any of these benefits evident for employees taking a class or two but not working toward a degree? Please check all that apply.

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