UNESCO has published an ECOPER tracer study report on agriculture TVET in Jordan
Reducing mismatches between the skills demanded by employers and those actually acquired by students is an important contributor to improving employability and supporting economic growth. Multiple studies conducted by international agencies in the last decade have found that skills mismatches are particularly relevant in technical occupations and vocational education and, reflecting this, TVET reforms worldwide aim to improve the labour-market relevance of curricula. Tracer studies help to facilitate this process, allowing governments to collect information from former students on areas including their education and their current occupations.
This month, UNESCO Jordan published the report of the ‘Tracer Study of Agriculture Vocational Secondary Education in Jordan’, which was concluded by ECOPER in November last year. The study was framed under the UNESCO Amman Office programme ‘Supporting the Government of Jordan in Implementing its TVET Reform’ and collected data on the 2016-17 cohort of agriculture students. The report presents a series of recommendations linked to infrastructure and equipment, curriculum design, teaching, private sector engagement and support for female students.