A tracer study to evaluate the satisfaction and employment prospects for graduates of accredited technical training courses in Timor-Leste

Tracer studies are commonly used by training institutions to get feedback on courses, hear from graduates how training is helping them to develop competencies, and to assess impact from training in terms of job opportunities and continued education for graduates. The 2014 Trace Study surveyed 317 respondents including students who graduated in July 2012 and January 2013.

Generally, this study demonstrated high levels of satisfaction among graduates with the technical courses offered at the 11 Training Centres surveyed, and with their competencies as a result of the training courses. However, there are a few recommendations on how the Training Centres can further improve their courses, and support they can provide to graduates after the training.