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 still remains a question. The project “Enhancing TVET relevance to Labor Market needs” (ENPI/2016/378-032) seeks to contribute to answering this question by developing and conducting TVET graduate tracer studies and employer studies.
Project period: 2017–2018
The objective of the project: Tracer studies targeting the beneficiaries of the programs are systematically conducted to evaluate the labour market relevance.
Key stakeholders of the project: Egyptian Ministry of Education, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Manpower and Migration, Ministry of Housing (Building & Construction) and Ministry of Tourism.
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 have to 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 have to be trained in research skills and coached through the whole research process.
The project is financed by EuropeAid. The lead partner of this project is ICON-Institut education and training GmbH (DEU).