Workforce Training Needs for Amador County

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The Amador Community College Foundation (ACCF) is conducting an important survey of your agency/business workforce training needs! Please take 20 minutes today to help ACCF better understand what training and employment services for adults age 18 plus are needed in Amador County and how Amador College Connect (formerly Amador Learning Center) can help meet those needs. Your response will be kept confidential.  We would appreciate your reply by September 1, 2016.

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* 1. How many employees does your business employ?

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* 2. What industry sector does your business serve?

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* 3. Are you involved in hiring decisions in your business?

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* 4. If yes, please answer the following questions regarding the job applicants your company receives for its vacancies; Please use a 1 to 5 scale with 1 being strong disagreement and 5 being strong agreement.

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither disagree or agree Agree Strongly agree
Most applicants fulfill the necessary requirements for vacant positions
Applicants have the basic skills (reading, applied mathematics, and writing) required for vacant positions
Applicants have the occupational skills (technical and know-how skills that apply directly to the job) required for vacant positions
Applicants have the interpersonal skills (skills associated with a person’s habits, personality and character) required for vacant positions

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* 5. Are you able to easily find job applicants meeting the minimum educational qualifications for vacant positions?

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* 6. Which minimum education qualification(s) for vacant positions at your business does your business have the most trouble finding applicants for? (select all that apply)

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* 7. Which skills do you find applicants are typically lacking? (select all that apply)

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* 8. Which interpersonal skills are applicants typically lacking?

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* 9. Does your business prefer applicants who have obtained degrees or certificates?

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* 10. Have you, or any of your employees taken classes through the Amador Learning Center/Amador College Connect?

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* 11. On a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 being least interested and 4 being most interested, how interested would you or your employees be in taking college or continuing education classes in Amador County if they were available?

  1 Least interested 2 Somewhat interested 3 Interested  4 Very interested
Interested in taking college classes locally in Amador County

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* 12. What type of educational programs should be offered at the Amador College Connect? (Select all that apply)

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* 13. In your answer to Q12, please specify what types of programs should be offered?

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* 14. In which of the following areas would you or your employees be interested in as topics for college courses offered at Amador College Connect (formerly Amador Learning Center): (select all that apply)

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* 15. Which format of classes do you or your employees prefer?  Select all that apply.

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* 16. Would your business be willing to reimburse tuition costs to employees taking college or continuing education courses?

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* 17. Would your business be willing to give employees time off to attend college courses?

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* 18. What services do your employees need to help them attend college courses? (select all that apply)

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* 19. Would your business be interested in working with the Amador College Connect to establish training programs for employees?

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* 20. Would your business be willing to provide financial support to the development of occupational training and higher education programs within Amador County?

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* 21. Amador College Connect is currently developing an internship program with the goal to enhance the education of students by providing relevant field experience prior to graduation.  Would your business be interested in providing internship opportunities for students in this program?

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* 22. Please add any comments or suggestions you might have on higher education in Amador County.

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* 23. If you would like more information about the Amador College Connect, its current and future offerings, its internship program, or the Amador Community College Foundation, please list your contact information below or email us at info@amadorcollegeconnect.org.  Thank you for completing this survey, your responses will help steer the future of higher education in Amador County!

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