The Further Education (FE) sector in Northern Ireland consists of the six regional FE Colleges. The sector provides support to two main audiences:
- Learners – providing professional and technical courses to over 80,000 learners per year, ranging from full-time and part-time, from Entry Level through to Foundation Degree Level and above.
- Businesses – providing upskilling and reskilling to businesses across Northern Ireland along with product development, innovation and business support.
In terms of businesses – the FE sector is launching a new campaign in the Autumn to raise awareness of the business support services available through the FE Colleges. Colleges Northern Ireland have designed a survey to understand the current level of awareness amongst businesses about the FE sector – and in particular the role it plays in supporting employers (from business support, product development, innovation and reskilling / upskilling). The findings from the survey will help inform a baseline from which they can benchmark progress as a result of their new campaign.
Colleges NI would be grateful if you could take 5-10 minutes to complete this online survey – click for: Employer Survey. The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 22 September 2017.