An HBOTT Survey May Be Coming Your Way!

Healthcare, Bio-manufacturing Occupational and Technology Training Program Administers Survey

We need your help to better understand the current and future employment needs of business owners in Alachua County.  We are interested in the challenges, obstacles, etc. local businesses may be facing in recruiting and training employees.

The Alachua Bradford Regional Workforce Board (FloridaWorks) has partnered with researchers from the Florida Survey Research Center at the University of Florida (FSRC) and the Institute for Workforce Innovation (IWI) to conduct this survey.  Your business may be randomly selected by the FSRC to participate in this important survey.

This survey is funded by a US Department of Labor grant awarded to FloridaWorks to provide local businesses and jobseekers with on-the-job training opportunities.  Your responses to the survey will help FloridaWorks and IWI to better meet the needs of local businesses.

You will receive this survey via the mail.  Please answer all of the questions that apply to you and that you are comfortable answering.  Your responses will be confidential.  The survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete.  Please do not write your name or other identifying information on the survey.

When you have completed the survey, please return it in the postage-paid envelope included in the packet.  If you have any questions about the survey, or the survey process, please call 866.392.3475. If you have any questions about your rights as a survey participant, please contact the University of Florida Institutional Review Board at 352.392.0433. Thank you!

The Healthcare Bio-manufacturing Occupational & Technology Training (HBOTT) program is designed to allow employers to hire, train, and retain qualified program eligible employees in permanent positions. HBOTT has created 65 on-the-job training opportunities for local employers since November 2011, when FloridaWorks received the grant. FloridaWorks, an equal opportunity employer/program, partnered with the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce, Focused Management Solutions, Institute for Workforce Innovation, Santa Fe College, multiple University of Florida offices including the Office of Research, Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology, the Office of Technology Licensing, and the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator and a consortium of industry leaders in their proposal to the Department of Labor for this program.