Lowell Portrait of a Graduate - Industry Survey
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This year, Lowell Public Schools, in partnership with Project LEARN and Working Cities Lowell, is bringing together our students, families, educators, employers, and community partners to create a bold new vision for Lowell’s graduates.
Portrait of a Graduate 2020 is a community-driven process that will define success for Lowell students, including the values, knowledge, skills, and work habits they will need to thrive as learners, workers, and leaders in the 21st century. Learn more at
With Covid-19 impacting our daily personal and professional lives, maybe forever, it is crucial for Lowell Public Schools to prepare students to be successful in an ever-changing world. We need your help to do this. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey to inform the Lowell Portrait of a Graduate work as it relates to your business or industry area.
What industry do you work in/represent?
Construction (Plumbing, Electrician, Mechanic etc)
Transportation and Warehousing
Finance and Insurance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Accommodation and Food Services
Other Services (except Public Administration, includes most non-profit work)
Review "The Human Skills Matrix" above and identify the most important skill in each box (Thinking, Interacting, Managing Ourselves, and Leading) that students need to success in your industry/field.
Please add any additional skills for your business/industry not identified or listed above:
Beyond core academic courses, what knowledge do students need to succeed in your industry/field? (Choose your top three)
Culture & Cultural Competency
Please add additional knowledge needed for your business/industry not listed above:
Beyond core academic courses, what mindsets do students need to succeed in your industry/field? (Choose your top three)
Strong work ethic
Please add additional mindsets for your business/industry not listed above:
What can the high school do to prepare our students for the workforce in your industry? Consider how Covid-19 might impact your industry and it's future employees.
What jobs of the future can you imagine in the next 2-5 years? 10 years?
What are the skills our students will need in the future?
How will jobs in your industry change in the next 2-5 years, particularly as we navigate the workforce during and after a pandemic?
What else would you like to share about your industry? What would you like to share with our future workforce/leaders?
As we survey the community, we are collecting this information to ensure we engage and capture many perspectives.
What is your company/organization name?
What is your role at your company/organization?
Front Line Employee
How many years have you worked in this profession?
Less than a year
Are you a Lowell High graduate?
Please indicate your race/ethnicity:
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Prefer Not to Answer
Prefer not to answer
If you would like to stay engaged with the Portrait of Graduate Initiative and also be entered into a raffle for a gift card, please leave your name and email
How would you like to stay engaged with the Portrait of a Graduate Initiative?
Receive email updates on the Portrait project
Host a focus group or conversation with your business/industry
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