The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way we work and learn in unprecedented ways. As a joint initiative between the International Labour Organization (ILO), Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), European Commission (EC), European Training Foundation (ETF), European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and the World Bank Group, this survey aims to examine the impact of COVID-19 on training and development of employees, apprentices and interns in public and private enterprises and other organizations. It will complement the other joint survey between the ILO and UNESCO on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, which targets TVET providers, policy-makers and social partners. The responses to the survey will contribute to the stocktaking of good practices and innovative solutions undertaken by various enterprises and organizations to overcome the challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This survey consists of six sections, in which Sections I, II, V, VI are applicable for all respondents. Sections III and IV are required for enterprises or organizations offering work-based learning programmes, particularly apprenticeships and internships/traineeships. The Inter-agency group on TVET defines work-based learning comprises all forms of learning that take place in a real work environment. It provides individuals with the skills needed to successfully obtain and keep jobs and progress in their professional development. Apprenticeships, internships/traineeships and on-the-job training are the most common types of work-based learning. For more information about the Inter-agency group on TVET, please refer to the link: https://en.unesco.org/themes/skills-work-and-life/interagency-cooperation.

We greatly appreciate your valuable time and efforts in filling out this survey. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact us at aggarwal@ilo.org, h.guiol@unesco.org or chany@iloguest.org.
Section I - Description of enterprise or organization

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* 1. Are you…

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* 3. Your position in the enterprise or organization

You are not obliged to answer Questions 5 to 7, but if you would like to receive feedback on your contribution and obtain the results of this survey, please provide your contact details. This information will not be shared with others.

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* 5. Name of enterprise or organization

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* 6. Name of the person completing the form

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* 7. Contact E-mail

Section II - The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on staff development and training

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* 8. Has your enterprise or organization suspended operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 9. Has your enterprise or organization introduced work from home measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 10. Has the delivery of staff training programmes and activities been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 11. Has your enterprise or organization taken any specific measure to ensure the continuation of staff training programmes and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 12. Has your enterprise or organization planned or organized any new training programmes or activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 13. Was your enterprise or organization using any of the following online and/or offline distance learning tools for staff development and training before the COVID-19 pandemic? Please check all that apply. 

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* 14. Is your enterprise or organization using any of the following online and/or offline distance learning tools for staff development and training during the COVID-19 pandemic? Please check all that apply.

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* 15. Please provide the information about the tools and web link of the online resources and/or distance learning portal, if possible.

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* 16. What challenges does your enterprise or organization face in delivering staff training programmes and activities using online learning and/or offline distance learning tools in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic? Please check all that apply.

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* 17. Has your enterprise or organization provided any additional support to the staff responsible for organizing and delivering the training to ensure the continuation of training programmes and activities?

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* 18. Are you partnering with any external organisations to facilitate staff training and development during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 19. Regarding the measures put in place by various stakeholders (e.g. national authorities, industry associations and development partners, etc.) to help enterprises/organizations to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on staff training and development:

Section III - The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on apprenticeships (This section is only required for enterprises or organizations offering apprenticeships.)

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* 20. Does your enterprise or organization offer apprenticeship training?

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* 21. Does the apprenticeship training offered by your enterprise or organization include the following component(s)? Please check all that apply.

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* 22. Has the training of apprentices been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 23. Has the training period of the apprenticeship programme been adjusted due to the interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 24. Does your enterprise or organization continue to provide apprentices with stipend/wages during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 25. Has any measure been taken to ensure the continuation of apprenticeship training during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 26. What challenges are faced by your enterprise or organization in continuing the training of apprentices during the COVID-19 pandemic? Please check all that apply.

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* 27. Are you aware of any technical, material and financial support from government or other stakeholders to encourage the continuation of apprenticeship training during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 28. Has the regulatory authority adjusted the assessment and certification requirements for completing the apprenticeship programme due to the interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 29. Regarding the measures put in place by various stakeholders (e.g. national authorities, industry associations and development partners, etc.) to help enterprises/organizations to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on apprenticeships:

Section IV - The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on internships/traineeships (This section is only required for enterprises or organizations offering internships/traineeships.)

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* 30. Does your enterprise or organization offer internships/traineeships?

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* 31. Have the internships/traineeships been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 32. Does your enterprise or organization continue to provide interns/trainees with stipend/wages during the lockdown caused by COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 33. What challenges are faced by your enterprise or organization in continuing internships/traineeships during the COVID-19 pandemic? Please check all that apply. 

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* 34. Does your enterprise or organization have any good practice to share regarding continuing internships/traineeships during disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic?

Section V – Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

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* 35. Do you envisage that your enterprise or organization would reduce investments in training and development (including both staff training and apprenticeships) because of financial constraints following the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 36. Will your enterprise or organization consider adjusting the way it delivers training in the long run following the COVID-19 pandemic?

Section VI – Final remarks

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* 37. The information from the survey will be shared with other countries and organizations in an aggregated form whereby your individual answer will not be identifiable in any way. Would you agree to share the information you provided in the survey with others (except your answers in Section I)?

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* 38. Other Comments

Thank you very much.

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* 39. Your Country

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