Albany Technical College Needs Assessment

Albany Technical College (ATC) is conducting a survey of workforce needs for area businesses.  Your responses will be used to help Albany Technical College develop a proactive strategy to strengthen the area's workforce.  We appreciate your assistance in the continuous improvement of Albany Technical College.  Your responses will be kept completely confidential. If you have any difficulty completing the online survey, you may print, complete, and mail the survey to:

Vicki Tucker

Albany Technical College

1704 S. Slappey Blvd

Albany, GA 31701

 

John G. Kooti, Dean

John L. Grove College of Business

Shippensburg University

 

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What is your role within the company?
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How would you characterize your company's type of business?

3

How many employees (both full and part-time) work for your company in the Albany Technical College service delivery area?

4

Does Albany Technical College (ATC) provide adequate information to the business community about its programs and services?

5

What type of ATC advertising are you aware of? (Check all that apply)

6

Does ATC advertising convey a positive image of the College?

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Overall, how satisfied are you with the quality and preparedness of job applicants graduated from Albany Technical College?

Very dissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedVery satisfied
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Does your business have plans for expansion of your physical facility in the next 3-5 years?

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Does your business have plans for an expansion of workforce in the next 3-5 years?

10

Are you aware that the Georgia Work Ready Program is a free program offered by the State of Georgia, through Albany Technical College, in order to assist you with better hiring decisions, job profiling and incumbent worker decisions?

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What are your anticipated needs in the next 3 - 5 years?
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Would you like to learn more about the Georgia Work Ready Program and how it can benefit your company and your employees?  Please enter your contact information in the comment area.

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Do you have an interest in developing internship/co-op relationships with ATC faculty and students? If so, please provide contact your information in the box below:

14

Do you require any industry based certifications and/or standards for your organization or your employees (i.e. Certified Welders, CDL, Six Sigma, ASE, ISO, etc.)?  If so, what are those certifications?

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Here are some reasons why a company might not be able to find qualified workers.  For each one, check whether or not it applies to your company.  The local workforce lacks adequate:

YesNoN/A
Computer application skills
Interpersonal/teamwork skills
Locating information skills
Managerial skills
Mechanical skills
Oral communication
Problem solving and analytical skills
Reading skills
Reliable and acceptable work attitude
Technical skills (other than computers)
Training on safety issue
Work ethics - Appearance
Work ethics - Attendance
Work ethics - Attitude
Work ethics - Character
Work ethics - Communication
Work ethics - Cooperation
Work ethics - Productivity
Work ethics - Respect
Work ethics - Teamwork
Writing skills
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How much difficulty does your company have in finding qualified applicants in each of the following occupations?  (Check all that apply)

No difficultySome difficultyDifficultyGreat difficultyN/A
Administrative assistant
Aesthetician
Assistant restaurant manager
Assistant teachers
Automotive technician
Buyer
Caterer
Certified athletic trainer
Childcare center director
Commercial electrician
Computer service specialist
Computer service technician
Cook/grill cook
Correction officer
Cosmetologist
Culinary manager
Data entry
Dental technician
Direct care provider
Electrician's helper
Electromechanical technician
Electronic field service technician
Electronic installation technician
Electronic prototype technician
Electronic research technician
Electronic technician
Electronic test technician
Emergency medical technician
Entry-level commercial electricians
Entry-level drafter
Entry-level maintenance electrician
Entry-level residential electrician
Entry-level supervisor or manager
Family childcare provider
Field service technician
Firefighter
Floral assistant
Florist
Food program coordinator
Forest technician
Funeral service technician
Greenhouse worker
Greenskeeper
Grounds manager
Head start and GA pre-k teacher
Heavy equipment technician
Horticulturist
Hydraulic technician
Industrial electrician
Industrial maintenance technician
Industrial systems technician
Landscaper
Lathe and mill operator
Law enforcement officer
Lead teacher
Legal office assistant clerk
Lithographic press operator
Local drivers
Long-haul drivers
Machinist
Manufacturing technician
Marketing manager
Medical assistant
Medical coder
Medical records/health information technician
Medical technician
Medical transcriptionist
Motor controls technician
Nail technician
Network administrator
Nursery worker
Office assistant
Paramedic 
Paraprofessional 
Patient care assistant/specialist
Pharmacy technician
Practical nurse
Prep person
Pre-press technician
Printing and graphics design technician
Production management specialist
Production manager
Production supervisor
Production worker
Programmable logic controls technician
Prototype technician
Quality technician
Radiologic technologist
Research technician
Residential electrician
Sales manager
Salesperson
Salesperson regional
Salon manager
Secretary
Shift manager
Surgical technologist
Telemarketer
Truck engine mechanic
Visual merchandiser
Welder
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Over the next 3-5 years, what are your company's plans for each of these jobs?

Hire new employeesLay off employeesNo changeN/A
Administrative assistant
Aesthetician
Assistant restaurant manager
Assistant teachers
Automotive technician
Buyer
Caterer
Certified athletic trainer
Childcare center director
Commercial electrician
Computer service specialist
Computer service technician
Cook/grill cook
Correction officer
Cosmetologist
Culinary manager
Data entry
Dental technician
Direct care provider
Electrician's helper
Electromechanical technician
Electronic field service technician
Electronic installation technician
Electronic prototype technician
Electronic research technician
Electronic technician
Electronic test technician
Emergency medical technician
Entry-level commercial electricians
Entry-level drafter
Entry-level maintenance electrician
Entry-level residential electrician
Entry-level supervisor or manager
Family childcare provider
Field service technician
Firefighter
Floral assistant
Florist
Food program coordinator
Forest technician
Funeral service technician
Greenhouse worker
Greenskeeper
Grounds manager
Head start and pre-k teacher
Heavy equipment technician
Horticulturist
Hydraulic technician
Industrial electrician
Industrial maintenance technician
Industrial systems technician
Installation technician
Landscaper
Lathe and mill operator
Law enforcement officer
Lead teacher
Legal office assistant clerk
Lithographic press operator
Local drivers
Long-haul drivers
Machinist
Manufacturing technician
Marketing manager
Medical assistant
Medical coder
Medical records/health information technician
Medical technician
Medical transcriptionist
Motor controls technician
Nail technician
Network administrator
Nursery worker
Office assistant
Paramedic 
Paraprofessional 
Patient care assistant/specialist
Pharmacy technician
Practical nurse
Prep person
Pre-press technician
Printing and graphics design technician
Production management specialist
Production manager
Production supervisor
Production worker
Programmable logic controls technician
Prototype technician
Quality technician
Radiologic technologist
Research technician
Residential electrician
Sales manager
Salesperson
Salesperson regional
Salon manager
Secretary
Shift manager
Surgical technologist
Telemarketer
Truck engine mechanic
Visual merchandiser
Welder
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To your knowledge, does Albany Technical College provide the right program(s) to develop and train your workforce?

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Does your company provide training on site?

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If your answer to the previous question is yes, who provides your training?

21

Does your company give employees time off to attend training or career development courses?

22

Does your company pay for employees to attend training or career development courses?

23

Does your company provide incentives such as bonuses, raises, or promotions to employees who complete job training and career development courses?

24

Within the last three years, has the availability of skilled workers in your area?

25

Within the last three years, has the quality of available applicants for management or professional jobs?

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In your opinion, within the last three years, the overall skills level of workers in your business:

Deteriorated significantlyDeteriorated moderatelyRemained the sameImproved moderatelyImproved significantly
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Please estimate the turnover rate (percent) of skilled workers in your area.

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What support do you give or are you willing to provide employees for additional training? (Check all that apply)

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In what county is your company located? (check all that apply)

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We thank you for your support in completing this survey and appreciate it very much if you would provide contact information:

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