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Tracer Study on the TVET Graduates in Bangladesh

Team members: Tahreen Tahrima Chowdhury and Abdul Hye Mondal

The objective of this study is to assess employment outcomes of the graduates of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Bangladesh. The study will seek to: (i) assess occupation of TVET graduates in relation to their field of training, (ii) determine the means by which graduates acquire employment, (iii) determine the extent of occupational mobility of the TVET graduates, (iv) assess employment opportunities of TVET, (v) assess employment rates of TVET graduates, (vi) assess  the difficulties encountered by those graduates that have not been able to find relevant employment, (vii) assess waiting times for first employment and associated reasons, (viii) assess  the level of employer satisfaction with regard to TVET graduate employee’s skills and level of performance, (ix) provide comprehensive information on labour market outcome of the TVET graduates. The results of this study are expected to be useful for improving existing TVET programs towards labour market needs at the institutional level and for increasing the efficiency of TVET system at the national level. The study is sponsored by Department of Technical Education (DTE).

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