Learning programme on measuring labour market outcomes of participants in continuous training courses - implementation of tracer studies

Matching education and training to labour market needs is a key priority in Kosovo*. In close coordination with the Kosovo Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), ETF is organising a learning programme on measuring labour market outcomes of participants in VET courses, with a specific focus on carrying out tracer studies. The target participants are the employees of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Agency for Vocational Education Training and Adult Education, initial VET Schools, Centers of Competences and representatives of other organisations active in the field of human capital development in Kosovo.
The key objective is to enhance participants’ theoretical and practical knowledge on methods to assess the relevance of VET courses to labour market needs. One of the main instruments to perform this evaluation is the tracer study. Training will cover strategic issues for implementing tracer studies (such as objectives, design, processing, analysis and use of results for policy-making), practical knowledge in implementation and introduction to QTAFI software (tool for automatic survey administration and data collection). ETF will facilitate an exchange of experience with experts from other countries that are implementing or testing tracer studies within their education and training systems.
The programme will also include an overview of methods and data used in skills needs’ research and how to transfer the findings in planning and delivery of training programmes.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence

More information

Agenda: Agenda_Learning Programme_ALB
Contributions: Introduction to QTAFI_ALB
Contributions: Introduction to tracer study_ALB
Contributions: Presentation_Ms Chilari_ALB
Contributions: Presentation_Ms Mereuta_ALB
Contributions: Presentation_Ms Piiskop_ALB
Documents: Guide Tracer Study_ALB