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AMI01-1128/04-BM                                               CONFIDENTIAL                                 Questionnaire No: ..........



                          ASSESSMENT OF THE ICT LABOUR MARKET
                           TRAINING PROVIDERS QUESTIONNAIRE

SECTION 1: RESPONDENT INFORMATION
1.     Name of Respondent: ______________________________________________________________________
2.     Position:                     ______________________________________________________________________
3.     Name of Institution: ______________________________________________________________________
4.     Type of institution, please tick ():

        University               Technikon            Technical College             Distance Learning College
       Other, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________
5.     Postal Address:               ______________________________________________________________________
6.     Province:                     ______________________________________________________________________
7.     Telephone:                    (…….) _______________________________________________________________
8.     Email:                        ______________________________________________________________________




SECTION 2: QUALIFICATION INFORMATION

2.1 Please provide details on the ICT-related (Information, Communication, Technology) qualifications that your institution
   offers, according to the following table.
NQF                  ICT Course         Number of       Number of         Number of         Number of           Number expected
Level                Offered            registered      Drop-outs1 in     students that     students            to graduate in
{Academi             {Other             students in     2000              graduated in      registered in       2001
c                    institutions}      2000                              2000              2001
Institutio
ns}




TOTAL
2.2 What are the main causes or reasons for dropouts from your institution?
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1
    Drop-out is defined as those students who de-register without completing their courses and obtaining a qualification

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2.3.1 This question concerns how your institution’s courses are responding to new and emerging skill needs, especially with
      regard to soft skills (e.g. management skills, leadership skills, communication skills). Do you have initiatives or support
      mechanisms to promote development of soft-skills amongst your students?
        Yes                         No



2.3.2 If yes, please specify these initiatives and mechanisms?
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2.4. How does your institution cater for identifying latent skills, i.e. skills that will be required in the future (not required
     presently) due to technological advancements?
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2.5.1 Does your institution do research to develop new and innovative technology products in ICT?
        Yes                         No
2.5.2 What are the focus areas of this research?
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2.6 This question concerns short-courses or tailor-made courses designed specifically to meet industry needs. Please indicate
   the type of courses offered for each of the following areas.
 Area                           In-service or part-        Short courses for             Courses specifically
                                time courses as part of    industry outside the          designed for industry as
                                the curriculum             curriculum                    additional components to
                                                                                         the curriculum
 Information technology
 Communication
 Electronics




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2.7.1 Is your institution accredited by any industry or professional body?
       Yes                             No
2.7.2 If yes, please specify the organisations or associations that your institution is accredited by.
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SECTION 3: INDUSTRY CO-OPERATION AND PARTICIPATION

3.1. Please the extent to which your institution co-operates and/or participates with the ICT industry on a 5-point rating scale,
     where 1 means there is no co-operation or participation and 5 means that there is extensive co-operation and participation.
     You may indicate any number in between to accurately depict your feeling.
Participation and/or Co-operation                                                                        Rating
Work experience programmes, i.e. industry offers students the opportunity to gain practical
experience by working for them during their period of study
Industry input is sought by us (the institution) for input into curriculum development
Industry sponsored programmes, i.e. the industry sponsors programmes that are included as part
of the curriculum or qualification
Other: Please specify:
Other: Please specify:
Other: Please specify:
Other: Please specify:


SECTION 4: STUDENT PLACEMENTS AND FUTURE ENROLMENTS

4.1.1 Regarding the placement of qualified students in employment, does your institution have any initiatives to place
      qualified students in employment?
       Yes                             No
4.1.2 If yes, please specify the initiatives your institution has in place.
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4.2 What percentage (%) of your qualified students do you think left South Africa after graduating in 2000?

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4.2 In terms of the ICT-related courses offered by your institution, please indicate which of the following factors will pose
   constraints to the future development of ICT courses offered by your institution. Please rate each of the following factors
   on a 5-point scale where 1 means that it will be a minor constraint and 5 means that it will be a major constraint. You may
   indicate any number in between to accurately depict your feeling.
 Factor                                                                                          Rating
 Government funding
 Lack of qualified staff
 Shortage of suitable students
 Competition from other education institutions - local


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 Competition from other education institutions - international
 Lack of demand
 Other, specify
 Other, specify
 Other, specify




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