ERIC Number: EJ721740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar-1
Reference Count: 5
Artisan Training and Employment Outcomes in Tanzania
Bennell, Paul; Mukyanuzi, Faustin; Kasogela, Maurice; Mutashubirwa, Francis; Klim, Mikkel
Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, v36 n1 p73-84 Mar 2006
This article presents the main findings of a tracer survey of graduates from two artisan training centres in Tanzania, which was undertaken in early 2002. The two institutions are the Chang'ombe Regional Vocational Training and Service Centre (RVTSC) in Dar es Salaam and the Iringa RVTSC, which are owned and managed by the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA). VETA was established in 1995 as a semi-autonomous organisation with overall responsibility for the development of VET in Tanzania as well as the management of the 15 training centres that had been previously been part of the Ministry of Labour and Youth Development. The tracer survey assesses the impact, relevance and effectiveness of pre-employment artisan training among representative samples of individuals who completed their training in 1995 and 1997. Specifically, it addresses the following key questions: (1) What were the main employment and other activities of these graduates at the time of the survey in early 2002? (2) To what extent were their employment activities related to the specific trade they had trained for? In other words, to what extent were graduates utilising the knowledge and skills that they had acquired at the two training centres? (3) To what extent were female and male youth from poorer socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those from rural areas, able to access these training courses? and (4) To what extent did the training provided help to improve the livelihoods of graduates?
Descriptors: Skilled Workers, Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Income, Vocational Education, Developing Nations, Access to Education, Educational Attainment, Program Effectiveness, Graduate Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tanzania