KOSOVO - Capacity development activities at national level for vocational education and training tracer study
In the framework of the graduate tracking system, the European Union support to vocational education and training, professional requalification and occupation project, KSV/801, conducted several trainings for capacity building of vocational education and training institutions for the implementation of tracer studies.
In order to further establish the tracer studies implementation support model, the KSV/801 project prepared a training programme involving relevant staff members of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, the Employment agency of the Republic of Kosovo , and the Agency for vocational education and training and adult education to support the effective utilisation and monitoring of tracer studies implementation. Moreover, the the KSV/801 project has developed and implemented a capacity building programme for vocational education and training institutions in implementation of tracer studies. Vocational education and training schools and vocational training centers are responsible to perform operational measures at school level to best utilise the implementation of tracer studies. The objective of this programme was to build the capacities of the key actors at central and local level in the implementation of tracer studies.
The training was done in five regions and covered directors of all vocational education and training schools and vocational training centers, as well as the staff of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation and Employment agency of the Republic of Kosovo. The training was divided into two parts;
- to inform relevant stakeholders about the methodology and implementation of the tracer study and responsibilities of vocational education and training institutions in this regard.
- a hands-on training to provide a broad overview of use and management of tracer study information system.
At the end of these training sessions, all participants received certificates for the successful completion of these training.
“These training are just the beginning of a long journey toward the full-operationalization of the National graduate tracking system, respectively tracer studies. It was a great pleasure for our project to start this initiative. Tracer studies are widespread in the vocational education and training sector in the region because institutions are interested in feedback from their former students to improve their study programmes and to show new applicants how their graduates have managed the transition to employment.”
The training programme materials will be transferred to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation along with a roadmap to enable the continued delivery of the training programme.
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