ECOPER has reported on its tracer study of former agriculture TVET students in Jordan. The study aimed to collect information from the students on areas such as their education, current occupation and school-to-work transition. The conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic meant that the researchers used an online approach to data collection. A survey was distributed by text message and focus groups were conducted via videoconference to gather further insights. These methods proved to be both efficient and well-suited to the conditions.
The study was conducted as part of the UNESCO Amman Office Programme ’Supporting the Government of Jordan in Implementing its Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform’. By reporting on the experiences of the former students, who had attended Ministry of Education run schools and programmes as part of the 2016-2017 cohort, the study provided data to inform future national agriculture TVET policy. In seeking to identify mismatches between what is taught and the skills and knowledge that are most in-demand in the agriculture sector, it will contribute to efforts to enhance the employability of future students and fill skill gaps in the agriculture sector.