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Please provide your survey responses by Friday 8th June.

If you have any queries re this survey, please contact Ronnie O'Toole at RonnieOToole@indecon.ie.

Thank you very much for your valuable inputs to this evaluation.
Background Information

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* 1. Please indicate which type of organisation you currently work for:

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* 2. What percentage of your time is spent on providing each of the following?

Please input Numerical Data Only. Answers Below Should Sum to 100%.

Timing of and Influences on Learners’ Career Choice

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* 3. While acknowledging that individuals will make decisions at different ages, in your opinion, at what stage do people typically first start thinking about what career path they would like to follow?

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* 4. When do individuals typically first receive detailed information about possible career options? Please tick one of the relevant boxes?

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* 5. How important do you think are the following in influencing individual’s career choice?

  Very Important Influence Important Influence Minor Influence Not an Influence
Parent(s)/carer(s) or other relatives
Friends
Previous Students
Guidance Counsellors
School Subject Teachers
College Lecturers
Visits to or from Employers
Visit to or from colleges / universities / FET organisations
Mentors
Websites
Social Media
Work Experience
Career self-assessment tools
Radio / Television Programmes
Career Fairs / Exhibitions
Sources and Quality of Careers Information

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* 6. Please indicate whether any of the following are provided by the organisation where you work? (i.e. by the school, college, training organisation etc.)

Please select all that apply

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* 7. Please indicate how you would rate the quality of information provided to students/adults in your organisation:

  Very Good Good Neither Good Nor Poor Poor Very Poor
Information on the full range of higher education courses
Information on further education and training
Information on other adult education options
Information on apprenticeships
Information on career options
Information on likely job opportunities
Information on requirements for success in different careers
Information on employment trends
Information on self-employment/entrepreneurship
Information on how to apply for jobs
Information on how to apply for courses

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* 8. Please indicate any obvious gaps that need to be addressed when it comes to improving the range and quality of careers information or careers guidance or other related areas:

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* 9. What is your assessment of the availability and quality of the following sources of career information and guidance for learners in your organisation?

  Not Available Available and Very Good Available and Good Available but Neither Good Nor Poor Available but Poor Available but Very Poor
Access to one-to-one career guidance
Access to career guidance groupwork sessions in classes/workshops
Access to online sources of career information and how to use them effectively
Access to online career assessment tools
Access to an up-to-date career library
Access to visits from or to employers
Access to opportunities for relevant experience of the world of work
Access to telephone personalised career conversations
Mechanisms of Greatest Impact

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* 10. What career information, and guidance mechanisms do you believe have the most impact in helping individuals make well informed career decisions?

  Very Significant Impact Significant Impact Neither Significant nor Insignificant  Insignificant Impact Very Insignificant Impact
Access to one-to-one career guidance
Access to career guidance groupwork sessions in classes/workshops
Access to online sources of career information and how to use them effectively
Access to online career assessment tools
Access to an up-to-date career library
Access to visits from or to employers
Access to opportunities for relevant experience of the world of work
Access to telephone personalised career conversations

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* 11. Do you think that online career websites/tools have helped learners make informed choices about their future careers?   

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* 12. Does your organisation provide any online or distance career guidance support for students?

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