An Impact Assessment of Career Guidance Services for Technical School Students (Arabic version)
In January 2012 the Egyptian Ministry of Education’s (MoE) technical sector introduced curriculum-based career guidance services in a number of technical secondary schools (TSS) in Egypt with the support of the German government, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). With the backing of both institutions, career guidance material for students and teachers were developed, teachers and facilitators were trained, and a group of students in each school received the career guidance lessons as part of their classes or after school extra circular activities.
The objective of this report is to assess the impact of the career guidance services provided throughout the past years on enhancing the employability of technical secondary school graduates, their employment status, and their perception of the labour market and career opportunities. In addition, this report assesses the beneficiaries' satisfaction with career guidance services provided by the GIZ and the ILO as a first step towards the institutionalization of career guidance services and including them in the regular curriculum of technical secondary schools.