Tracer study of 2017-2019 NAMCOL TVET graduates

Tracer study of 2017-2019 NAMCOL TVET graduates

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v9i3.651

Keywords:

tracer study, employability, TVET, employer satisfaction, TVET programmes, skill mismatch

Abstract

This article focuses on the outcome of a tracer study of former NAMCOL TVET trainees who completed their training in 2017, 2018 and 2019 in the following trades: Automotive Mechanics, Welding & Metal Fabrication, Office Administration and Plumbing & Pipe-Fitting in terms of their employment profile, opinions on the quality and effect of training they received in light of their employment experiences.   The study revealed that former trainees were well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills needed by the job market. However, the majority were unemployed, and among the employed, others were employed outside their specialisation.  Furthermore, the study revealed some challenges that former trainees encountered while studying with NAMCOL, among others, inadequate equipment, lack of job attachment opportunities, financial constraints, and the delay of equipment and material supply. The study further made recommendations that could improve TVET quality and delivery at NAMCOL. 

Author Biography

Beatrice Sichombe, Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL)

Beatrice Sichombe is a researcher who has previously worked with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and is now affiliated to the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL). Email: bsichombe@gmail.com 

Published

2022-11-21

How to Cite

Sichombe, B. (2022). Tracer study of 2017-2019 NAMCOL TVET graduates : Tracer study of 2017-2019 NAMCOL TVET graduates . Journal of Learning for Development, 9(3), 545–562. https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v9i3.651

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Case Studies