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PART II: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This part of the survey is designed to assess the existing training process of your organization and determine the training gap not currently filled by academia.  It will help us design curriculums for future programs to address industry-training needs.  

Clarification: Scientific Staff refers to those involved in R&D; whereas Technical Staff refers to those involved in production and QC
 
#1  Name of Company:
#2  What is the primary source for your company's skill training?
 In-house
 On-the-job
 Professional Development (Private)
 Professional Development (Academia)
 University
 College
How many people in your organization are employed in the following areas?
#3  Manufacturing
#4  R&D
#5  Clinical/Regulatory
#6  Sales
#7  Administration
#8  Senior Management
#9  New Hires (employed for <6months)
What is the minimum educational requirement of your employees at this level? [e.g. B.Sc. (Biology)]
#10  Managerial
#11  Scientific Staff (those involved in R&D)
#12  Technical (those involved in production/QC)
#13  New Hires (employed for <6months)
How critical is it for your employees to receive certification for their training courses?
#14  Managerial
 Mandatory
 Preferred
 No Preference
#15  Scientific Staff
 Mandatory
 Preferred
 No Preference
#16  Technical
 Mandatory
 Preferred
 No Preference
#17  New Hires (employed for <6months)
 Mandatory
 Preferred
 No Preference
#18  How many employees from your company have taken skills upgrading courses/programs during the past year?
 0
 1-10
 11-20
 21-50
 >50
#19  How many employees from your company do you predict would take upgrading courses/programs in the next couple of years? [Strictly for the purpose of updating their skills]
 0
 1-10
 11-20
 21-50
 >50
#20  How many employees from your company do you predict would take knowledge based courses in the next couple of years? [For enhancing job knowlegde, but not necessarily for improving technical skill]
 0
 1-10
 11-20
 21-50
 >50
For a new hire who has recently graduated from university/college, what type of additional training is required to be fully functional on the job? [check all that apply]
#21  Managerial
 Regulations & Standards
 Orientation to work environment
 Technical
 Soft Skills
 Quality Assurance
 Quality Control
 Other
#22  Scientific (R&D)
 Regulations and Standards
 Orientation to work environment
 Technical
 Soft Skills
 Quality Assurance
 Quality Control
 Other
#23  Technical (production/QC)
 Regulations and Standards
 Orientation to work environment
 Technical
 Soft Skills
 Quality Assurance
 Quality Control
 Other
#24  New Hires (employed for <6months)
 Regulations and Standards
 Orientation to work environment
 Technical
 Soft Skills
 Quality Assurance
 Quality Control
 Other
#25  How is this training provided? [check all that apply]
 On-the-Job
 In-House Courses
 3rd Party Training
 Other
#26  What percentage of new hires have no Canadian education, training or experience?
#27  Where did internationally trained new hires receive their training? (e.g. Name of country, Number of new hires)
#28  Is additonal training required for new hires that have no Canadian education, training or experience?
 Yes
 No
#29  How is this training provided? [Please check all that apply]
 On-the-job
 In-house courses
 3rd party training
 Other
#30  How would you quantify entry-level employee turnover rate in your company?
 Low (<10%)
 Medium (10-20%)
 High (>20%)
#31  What is your preferred location for a skills upgrading course/program for your employees?
 In-House
 Locally
 Within the province
 Within the country
 No Preference
#32  If there were no local skills upgrading course/programs available, would your company consider sending employees out of the province?
 Yes
 No
#33  Does your company have a budget for skills upgrading/training?
 Yes
 No
#34  Do you think there will be an increase in budget allocated for skills upgrading/training in the next two years?
 Yes
 No
#35  If you answered 'yes' to Question 16, at which level is technology assisted learning incorporated in course training? [check all that apply]
 Technical
 Soft Skills
 Other (please specify)
#36  If you answered 'no' to Question 16, would you like to see technology assisted learning used in future upgrading/training courses?
 Yes
 No
#37  How does your company support employees with respect to course training? [check all that apply]
 Fees and Tuition
 Course Materials
 Transportation/Accomodations
 Paid-Time Off
 Providing Facility
 Other
#38  On average, how much does your company spend annually on skills upgrading per employee?
 <$500
 $500-$1,000
 $1,000-$2,000
 $2,000-$5,000
 Other
#39  On average, how much odes your company spend annually on skills upgrading for a new hire (employed for <6months)?
 <$500
 $500-$1,000
 $1,000-$2,000
 $2,000-$5,000
 Other
What is the preferred duration for a professional development course?
#40  Managerial
 0 Days
  Day
 1 Day
 2 Days
 3 Days
 2 Weeks
 > 2 Weeks
#41  Scientific Staff
 0 Days
  Day
 1 Day
 2 Days
 3 Days
 2 Weeks
 > 2 Weeks
#42  Technical
 0 Days
  Day
 1 Day
 2 Days
 3 Days
 2 Weeks
 > 2 Weeks
#43  New Hires (employed for <6 months)
 0 Days
  Day
 1 Day
 2 Days
 3 Days
 2 Weeks
 > 2 Weeks
On average, what is the total number of training days per employee per year?
#44  Managerial
 <1 week
 1 week
 2 weeks
 >2 weeks
#45  Scientific Staff
 <1 week
 1 week
 2 weeks
 >2 weeks
#46  Technical
 <1 week
 1 week
 2 weeks
 >2 weeks
#47  New Hires (employed for <6months)
 <1 week
 1 week
 2 weeks
 >2 weeks
From the point of view of your business activities, what would be the most appropriate course/program model for each level of staff?
#48  Managerial
 Full-Time
 Part-Time, Weekdays
 Part-Time, Evenings
 Part-Time, Weekends
 Other
#49  Scientific Staff
 Full-Time
 Part-Time, Weekdays
 Part-Time, Evenings
 Part-Time, Weekends
 Other
#50  Technical
 Full-Time
 Part-Time, Weekdays
 Part-Time, Evenings
 Part-Time, Weekends
 Other
#51  New Hires (employed for <6months)
 Full-Time
 Part-Time, Weekdays
 Part-Time, Evenings
 Part-Time, Weekends
 Other
What type of professional development training is appropriate?
#52  Managerial
 Academic (University/College based)
 In-house
 On-the-job
 3rd party
 Other
#53  Scientific Staff
 Academic (University/College based)
 In-house
 On-the-job
 3rd Party
 Other
#54  Technical
 Academic (University/College based)
 In-house
 On-the-job
 3rd party
 Other
#55  New Hires (employed for <6months)
 Academic (University/College based)
 In-house
 On-the-job
 3rd party
 Other

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