Tracer Study of TVET Graduates in Work Based Learning and Employability in Botswana

    November 2020 – February 2021
    Funding Agency:
    Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
    Investigate the relationship between Work-Based Learning (WBL) and Perceived Training Needs of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) students and
    Establishes the speed with which TVET graduates can transition to the Labour market after graduation and the perceived relevance of the training to current employment.
    At least 52.6% (409) of participants confirmed that they participated in WBL and out of these at least 38.1% are females. The study shows that 17.1% (133/177) are employed out of which 24.1% are females and 75.9% males. The relevance of WBL in meeting the training needs of graduates and their current employment aspirations is confirmed.
    Furthermore, the study shows that there are no significant differences in the levels of satisfaction with regards to relevance of WBL based on gender, training programme and training institution attended. However, the female participation in the TVET studies is low and the majority of the graduates are taking more than one year to secure employment.
    The mean scores on the relevance of the TVET qualification on current employment and speed of transitioning to the labour market are not influenced by differences in gender, training programme completed, and training institution attended.
    List of team members:
    Prof Olumide Jaiyeoba
    Dr Ivy Rose Mathew
    Prof Strike Mbulawa
    Dr Kabelo Mauco
    Mr Tom Atonga
    Mr Alois Mhundwa