Survey Questionnaire

OMB Control No. 1205-0436

Expiration Date: 06/30/2020


Thank you very much for providing information about programs offered in your company to train new workers in key occupational skills – and that involves apprenticeship or similar types of work-based learning. This survey will help identify examples of current or new employer activities in this area and key issues of concern to employers and will be used to help develop policy on such programs in the future.

Please note that neither your identity nor that of your company will be revealed and your responses will be compiled with those from other businesses. Respondent information will be protected to the extent permitted by law.

The survey is being conducted by the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) under OMB Control #1205-0436. ETA’s Office of Apprenticeship (OA) is directing the survey and the IMPAQ research firm is administering it under contract with ETA. If you have any questions or comments regarding any aspect of this survey, please contact OA staff at

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. Please consult others in your organization as needed. There are no right or wrong answers but please know that information about your company’s experience with, and candid opinions about, apprenticeship and other work-based training, will be very much appreciated. Thank you for your responses to this important survey!


1. Please provide the name of your apprenticeship or work-based training program.

2. Please provide a brief description of your apprenticeship or work-based training program. 

3. Industry

3. In what industry is your program focused?

4. Is there a specific target occupation for this apprenticeship or work-based learning program?

5. Where is your program located?

6. Components

6. Which, if any, of the following components are included in the apprenticeship or work-based training programs in your company?  Select all that apply

7. Length

7. What is the length of training for the apprenticeship or work-based training programs in your company?

8. ClassroomTraining

8. Who provides the classroom/related technical training for you program (online or in-person)? Select all that apply

9. Certification

9. Does your apprenticeship program result in a certificate or credential?

9a. Please identify the type of credential.

10. AmountofApprenticesLastYear

10. How many apprentices do you estimate your company had in the last year?

11. AmountofApprenticesNextYear

11. How many apprentices do you estimate your company will have in the next year?

12. Motivations

12. What were the main motivations for adopting the apprenticeship or work-based training program? Select all that apply

13. Benefits

13. What are the main benefits or value that you see in this program? Select all that apply

14. Registered

14. Is your program registered with the Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency?

14a. InterestedInRegistered

14a. Are you interested in learning more about how to get it registered with the Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency, or validated by an Industry Accreditor?

15. Challenges

15. What are some of the main challenges to adopting or expanding apprenticeship or work-based learning in your company? Select all that apply

16. DOLAssistance

16. Please briefly describe what DOL’s Office of Apprenticeship can do to assist you with these challenges. (Select all that apply)


17. Do you post your apprenticeship opportunities on

18. ResourcesMaterials

18. Please briefly describe what resources and materials would have helped you start your program and may be beneficial to raise awareness on the value of apprenticeship to other employers. (select top 3)

19. What do you think would help your company most in adopting new or expanding existing apprenticeship or work-based training programs?

20. Interested

20. Would you or senior leadership in your company be interested in further information on new apprenticeship models or possible grants or other forms of funding to start up or expand apprenticeships? If yes, please provide your contact information.