GRADE 6-9 Career Intentions and Perceptions Survey

Workforce Development

This survey strives to understand the perceptions of “blue” careers among today’s youth. Understanding their intentions and influences provides useful insights to inform recommendations for the design of future awareness/exposure building initiatives and career development programs to help us shift the dial on this workforce challenge. Surveying younger students provides useful insights into understanding when and how their career perceptions are formed, which could signal optimal periods for targeting career counseling and awareness and exposure building programs relate to the Blue Economy. 

Read about our results.

Photo: Lab tech at Center for Coastal Studies