Monitoring and Evaluation

TVET Monitoring and EvaluationTracer studies can be an effective tool for following-up the situation of graduates from any educational institution (professional secondary school, college, university). They allow collecting information on labor market success of graduates, on the effectiveness, adequateness, quality of the training, and on many other aspects which makes them relevant for the steering of a market-oriented educational and vocational training system as well as the on-going TVET reform process. Tracer studies typically consist of a baseline and at least one follow-up survey. While the objective of a baseline is to create awareness of the study and to collect pre-graduation information, the follow-up has the objective to collect post-graduate information on labor market status (employed/not employed), job characteristics, relevance of the training and on other data of interest. By means of the collected information, tracer studies not only allow a comparison of training institutions with respect to their training effectiveness, but also an adjustment of training curricula to market needs. Furthermore they can give direct feedback to the training institutions on the quality of training by means of subjective evaluation but also by means of hard facts, such as the number of students that found a job in a given period of time.

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