There is very limited evidence to what extent TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) graduates are successful in entering the labour market. The labour market relevance of TVET in Egypt remains a question. This project seeks to answer this question by developing and conducting TVET graduate tracer studies and employer studies.
The project consists of two pillars:
- A graduate tracer study which includes a pre-graduate survey (students in the final stage of their studies/course), the graduates’ survey and an institutional survey (to collect basic information about the TVET institutions/courses involved).
- Employer surveys where the following TVET sectors will be involved: Tourism, Renewable Energies, Building and Construction, Agribusiness, Food processing and Engineering including Ready-made Garments.
Objective of the project:
Large scale graduate tracer and employer research studies must be undertaken in four major sectors in Egypt (which therefore involves the four Ministries of Education, of Manpower & Migration, of Housing and of Industry). Tracer study unit groups at the four ministries must be trained in research skills and coached through the whole research process.
Innove’s role in the project is to offer the services of a senior research expert.
The assignment of the project: Tracer studies targeting the beneficiaries of the programs are systematically conducted to evaluate the labor market relevance in Cairo, Egypt.
The 1st period of the project was from the 1st of March 2018 to the 31st of December 2018 and the 2nd period is from the 1st of March 2019 to the 31st of December 2019.
Expected outputs/deliverables of the assignment are:
- an online data collection tool for conducting the tracer study data collection;
- hands-on support in conducting the online tracer study data collection for four ministries in Egypt;
- data analyses regarding the institutional surveys, pre-graduate surveys and graduate surveys.
The lead partner of this project is ICON-Institute Education and Training GmbH (Germany).
Key stakeholders in Egypt are the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Trade and Industry; Ministry of Manpower and Migration, Ministry of Housing (Building & Construction) and Ministry of Tourism.
The project is financed by EuropeAid.