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Questionnaire for Vocational Training (End-of-course evaluation)

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Questionnaire for Vocational Training (End-of-course evaluation)

    Questionnaire for Vocational Training

    (End-of-course evaluation)

Participant’s Name: __________________________________

Course: _____________________________________________

Program: ____________________________________________

Date: ______________________

Place: _______________________

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE THIS QUESTIONNAIRE:

This questionnaire has been designed for easy completion. Most of the questions can

    be answered by filling in a circle, inserting a number in a box or writing a short

    answer. Please follow the instructions carefully as you may be asked to "skip" certain

    questions if they do not apply to your situation.

    To fill in a circle, for example:

    “Is this the way to fill in a circle?”

    ; Yes

     O No

Question 1: How did you first hear about the course?

    (Fill in One Circle)

     o Received a call from a Labour Bureau/Regional Employment Service (RESD) and Labour Office Directorates (LOD)

     o From the mass media

     o From your previous employer

     o From your private insurance company

     o From the National Agency for vocational education and Training

     o Other (Specify)_______________________________

    Question 2: Have you ever participated in any kind of training courses?

     (Fill in One Circle)

     o Yes

     o No

    Question 3: What is the main reason why you did not participate in any kind of training courses?

    (Fill in One Circle)

     o Not contacted by Labour Bureaus/not invited to participate

     o Limited job opportunities

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     o State of health did not permit

     o Did not want to return to the workforce

     o Attempted vocational training programs in the past, but they

     failed

     o Family responsibilities (raising children, pregnancy)

     o Fear of losing disability benefits

     o Fear of losing other benefits (retirement pension/private disability

     insurance/social assistance)

     o No need for additional income

     o Lack of adequate transportation/support services

     o Other (Specify)_______________________________ Question 4: What is the main reason why you decided to participate in the course? (Fill in One Circle)

     o Wanted to re-enter the workforce

     o Wanted to increase income

     o Wanted to increase independence

     o Felt compelled to participate to keep disability benefits

     o Other (Specify)_______________________________ Question 5: Please indicate what services you received from the Labour Bureaus and how helpful these services were in increasing your potential to find regular employment. (Fill in the Circles for Services Received and, to Evaluate these Services,

    also Fill in a Circle on a Scale of “1” to “5” where “1” Is not at All Helpful and “5” Is

    Very Helpful)

    Services Received Helpfulness

     Not Helpful Very Helpful

    o Aptitude/interest testing. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Evaluation:

    o Evaluation of physical (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

     capacities.

    o Analysis of current (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

     skills/education.

    o Work site analysis. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

    o CV preparation. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Job search:

    o Training in job search (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

     techniques.

    o Job search assistance (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

     (i.e. job leads).

    o On-the-job training. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Upgrading and other services:

    o High school upgrading. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

    o Short-term retraining (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

     (individual training

     courses). (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

    o Formal education

     program (degree/ (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

     diploma).

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    o Physical conditioning (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

     program/work

     hardening.

    o Provision of assistive

     devices.

    o Follow-up after job (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Follow-UP:

     placement.

    o Specify: Other

    ___________________ (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

    ___________________ (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

    Question 6: Are there any other services not provided by the Labour Bureaus, which would have been useful in helping you return to regular employment? (Fill in One

    Circle)

     o Yes --> Specify ________________

     o No ________________

    Question 7: Did the training course result in any of the following improvements to your quality of life? (Select All that Apply by Filling in the Circles)

     o Increased financial independence

     o Increased independence generally

     o Increased ability to undertake daily activities

     o More education/new or improved skills

     o Improved health/well-being

     o Increased motivation to return to the workforce

     o Improved chance of being employed

     o Increased self-esteem

     o Improved quality of life generally

     o Other (Specify)_______________________________

Question 8: Overall, how satisfied are you with the training provided? (Fill in One

    Circle)

    Not Very (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Satisfied Satisfied

Question 9: After completion of the course, did you find regular employment? (Fill in

    One Circle)

     o Yes

     o No

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    Question 10: Would you have been able to find work without attending a training course? (Fill in One Circle)

     o Yes

     o No

    Question 11: How many months after the completion of the course did you find regular employment? (Provide Best Estimate)

    # of Months

    Question 12: Which of the following best describes the type of employment you found? (Fill in One Circle)

     o Old job with previous employer

     o Different job with previous employer

     o Similar to old job, but with different employer

     o Different job with different employer

     o Self-employment

     o Other (Specify) _______________________________

    Question 13: How satisfied are/were you with this work? (Fill in One Circle)

    Not Very (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Satisfied Satisfied

    Question 14: Are there any barriers, other than a physical or mental condition, that have discouraged you from looking for work or returning to work? (Select All that Apply by Filling in Circles)

     o No jobs available

     o Difficult to find a job which will accommodate your

     disability-related needs

     o Lack of accessible transportation

     o Fear of losing your disability benefits if you went to work

     o Fear of losing other income if you went to work

     o Fear of losing some or all of your current additional supports,

     such as a drug

     o Your family and friends have discouraged you from going to work

     o Family responsibilities prevent you

     o Information about jobs is not available to you

     o You have been the victim of discrimination

     o You feel that your training is inadequate

     o You worry about being isolated by other workers on the job

     o Close to retirement/already retired

     o None of the above

     o Other (Specify) _______________________________

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About yourself

Question 15: What is your age?

    Years

    Question 16: What is your gender? (Fill in One Circle)

     o Male

     o Female

    Question 17: What is the approximate population of the city, town or rural area in

    which you live? (Fill in One Circle)

     o Rural or less than 1,000

     o 1,000 to 29,999

     o 30,000 to 99,999

     o 100,000 to 499,999

     o 500,000 and over

    Question 18: What is the highest level of education that you have completed? (Fill in

    One Circle)

     o No formal education

     o Some elementary education

     o Elementary education completed

     o Some secondary education

     o Secondary school completed

     o Some post secondary education

     o Post secondary certificate/diploma other than university

     o University degree

    Question 19: What are the main health conditions you have for which you receive (or have received) disability benefits? (Select All that Apply by Filling in the Circles)

     o Back/joint problems (e.g. arthritis/rheumatism)

     o Heart/stroke/high blood pressure

     o Diabetes

     o Psychiatric illness/depression

     o Deafness/blindness

     o Nervous system (e.g. multiple sclerosis)

     o Cancer

     o Infections/immune disorders (e.g. tuberculosis, etc.)

     o Allergies (e.g. asthma, environmental hypersensitivity)

     o Lung disease

     o Spinal cord injuries (e.g. paralysis)

     o Substance addiction

     o Other (Specify) ______________________________ Question 20: Are you currently working and, if so, what type of work do you do? (Fill in One Circle)

     o Yes > o Part-time work

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    o Occasional/seasonal work

    o Full-time work

     o No

    Question 21: Is there anything else you would like to say about the training provided or the way vocational training services could be provided? Please, write down your recommendations.