FutureMakers ask regional employers to take annual workforce survey

The FutureMakers Coalition of Southwest Florida has launched their latest employment survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FutureMakersEmployerSurvey and is asking for the region’s help in completing the online form.

The survey is designed to capture the views and values of employers doing business in Southwest Florida.

“The goal is to get as many employers as possible to take the survey,” said Tessa LeSage, Social Innovation and Sustainability director for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, the backbone organization of the FutureMakers Coalition. “At larger organizations, the human resources professional would be the best person to take it and at small organizations someone high up on the leadership team would be ideal.”

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation administers this survey on behalf of the FutureMakers Coalition. FutureMakers is a regional initiative with the goal of transforming the workforce by increasing the number of degrees, certificates, and high-quality credentials to 55 percent.

“In order to grow a regionally strong workforce in our communities, we need to further understand the needs and perspectives of employers,” LeSage said.

The survey is divided into three sections including a company’s future workforce; most desired workforce skills; and current state of a company’s workforce.

The survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The survey is open now and will close on Monday, December 8th at 5:00 pm.

Aggregated results of the survey will be available after analysis on the FutureMakers website and as part of the annual outcomes reporting for the Coalition. Data collected will be used by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the FutureMakers Coalition to guide regional collective impact around post-secondary attainment and workforce development. Individual responses will be completely anonymous.

“Understanding our local employer’s efforts to support the development of their workforce helps the Coalition forge successful business-education partnerships.” said Colleen DePasquale, CEO of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.

The FutureMakers Coalition encourages residents to join and support this community-changing initiative. For more information, visit www.FutureMakersCoalition.com, call 239-274-5900 or email Tessa LeSage at [email protected].