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Employer Credential Survey

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is refining the way that it collects career vocational/technical education (CVTE) credential information and is seeking input from employers about credentials of value in their industries. We appreciate your input.

Please take this brief 3 minute survey and submit  your response by Wednesday, April 18th.
1. Please indicate your industry sector. *This question is required.
5. Please identify the percentage of jobs at your organization that require each of the following as the highest education level, if readily available.

(Approximate percentages are okay. Please enter whole numbers).
6. Does your organization give preference in hiring to applicants that have obtained specific certifications or certificates?
7. Does your organization award a higher starting wage/salary to prospective employees with any specific certifications or credentials?
8. Are there specific credentials that individual employees must have to access high wage/salary jobs within your organization?
9. Are there positions at your organization that are difficult to fill, due to applicants' lack of a specific credential?
10. How useful would your organization find a standardized work readiness credential that demonstrates a potential employee's aptitude and employability skills?
Very UsefulUsefulSomewhat usefulNot usefulUnsure
11. Are there any existing general employability credentials that your company finds valuable (e.g. SkillsUSA Career Essentials Employability Assessment)?