We are interested in the opinions of both current and retired engineers and computer scientists. Some of the questions may seem geared only to currently working engineers. If you are retired, please answer the questions as you would have answered while you were still working.

A. General Lifelong Learning

First, we would like to get your opinions about lifelong learning.

Think about lifelong learning as being education or training for the engineering professional who is working and doing a good job, but is doing so in a rapidly changing world. It could mean that the engineer has to take responsibility to deepen and broaden her knowledge and skill sets to remain relevant.

A1. How important is lifelong learning for your professional career?

Scale poles flipped randomly low-high or high-low.

1.   Extremely important

2.   Very important

3.   Moderately important

4.   Slightly important

5.   Not important at all.

A2. In the future, how likely are you to enroll in a lifelong learning program for any of the following reasons?

Row order randomized

Reason Would definitely enroll Very likely to enroll Somewhat likely to enroll Not very likely to enroll Definitely would not enroll
To upgrade your skills for career growth at your current workplace          
To develop your skills for career growth beyond your current workplace          
To satisfy your intellectual curiosity          
To fulfill government or licensure law requirements          

A3. How would you rate the overall quality of lifelong learning programs from each of the following potential providers?

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