Introduction

Thank you for agreeing to take part in the NI Colleges Business Survey 2017.
The Further Education (FE) sector is made up of the six regional FE Colleges. and the sector provides support to two main audiences:
· To over 80,000 learners per year through a range of full-time and part-time courses from Entry level up to Foundation Degree level,
· To businesses across Northern Ireland.

The purpose of this survey is understand the role that the Further Education sector plays in supporting employers (from business support, product development, innovation, upskilling).  The findings from this survey will help us to improve services in future.

I would be grateful if you could take 5-10 minutes to complete this online survey.

* 1. Please indicate the nature of your organisation:

* 2. Please indicate the size of your business/ organisation:

* 3. Please select the town/ city that is closest to your main office:

* 4. Please indicate your broad industry sector:

* 5. In which of the following areas do you think FE colleges are currently involved? (please tick all that apply)

* 6. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree No strong view Disagree Strongly Disagree
The FE Colleges would be my first port of call if I need staff training
I am aware of the spectrum of services that Colleges can offer businesses
I would know which College or who to contact in a College, should my business need some upskilling or business support

* 7. Has your business ever engaged with an FE College?

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