The working life feedback survey is sent to all workplaces that have instructed students participating in qualification-oriented vocational education and training based on an apprenticeship or a training agreement. The survey has two parts and consists of a survey to workplaces and a survey to workplace instructors.
The questions in the feedback surveys are related to the everyday aspects of the partnership between vocational institutions and workplaces, such as the customer-orientation of the activities, the agreement process, guidance and support. The survey does not assess the students.
Survey to workplaces
The educational institution sends the survey to workplaces to the workplace representative responsible for cooperation with educational institutions twice a year, in January/February and in July/August. The questions in the questionnaire concern cooperation with educational institutions more widely than from the perspective of the student’s instruction.
The survey to workplaces is not sent to entrepreneurs who are studying with an apprenticeship agreement in their own company. Their mentors receive the survey to workplace instructors.
Survey to workplace instructors
The Finnish National Agency for Education sends the survey to workplace instructors to the responsible workplace instructor named in the apprenticeship or training agreement when the student’s on-the-job learning period ends. The questionnaire is sent on the first and on the 16th day of each month. If necessary, the questionnaire can be forwarded to a person who has been involved more in guiding the student in practical work tasks.
The Finnish National Agency for Education gets the contact details of workplace instructors from the national eHOKS data repository, in which education providers record the information.