Tech Employer Business Needs Survey
An informal survey of Technology Business Needs developed by the Community Learning Network and distributed in collaboration with the New Mexico Tech Council and other local civic and community organizations to gather information to strengthen our Technology economy and educational pipeline. This effort is launched in support of the TechHire initiative to provide effective Technology skills training and employment for more than 500 local community members in our region by 2020. We need and value your input, and thank you for your completing this brief survey.
City where business is located
Business website address
Contact mailing address
In a few sentences, please describe your organization's operations as they relate to the tech sector.
Approximately how many employees do you have currently?
Approximately how many employees have you hired in the last 24 months?
How long does it typically take to fill a Tech-related job at your business/organization?
Please list titles of any Tech-related positions you currently employ?
What Tech job skills are you looking for in prospective employees?
What other "non-Tech" skills are you looking for in prospective employees?
Do the local applicants for your open jobs generally have the necessary Tech skills and training to meet your needs?
Do the local applicants for your open jobs generally have the necessary non-Tech skills and training to meet your needs?
What skills are most needed that prospective employees are missing?
Businesses typically require prospective employees to have formalized education in their related job opportunity. However, other non-traditional Tech training opportunities are spreading nationwide such as accelerator programs and coding bootcamps. Would you be willing to hire a prospective employee if their skills came through a micro-certification or non-traditional training program, if they could do the work needed?
Would your business be willing to engage or employ interns?
Yes, we already do.
Yes, we have not had an interns before but would be willing to try it.
Not sure but would like to speak with someone further about it.
We do not have the staff to oversee and manage interns but would be intersted if there was an intermediary to manage the process for us.
Please share any additional comments regarding your Tech business needs and Tech hiring issues or opportunities with your company:
Thank you for participating!
This survey developed by the Community Learning Network and distributed in collaboration with the New Mexico Technology Council and other local civic and community organizations on behalf of our entire community and in support of strengthening the Technology ecosystem and educational pipeline in New Mexico. To learn more about regional Tech resources and efforts visit
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