INES-Ruhengeri conducted labour market study

INES-Ruhengeri in collaboration with MDF Training and Consultancy Eastern and Southern Africa (MDF-ESA) conducted labour market study during the period October 2015 to September 2016.

Through the project “increasing food security through Applied Sciences” aims to strengthen the capacity of the INES to deliver quality higher education. Its main objectives are to build the capacity to become a competent and accredited institution, to improve the quality of the teaching and learning processes and to improve the relevance of outputs to the labour market, including entrepreneurship issues. Specifically, this survey contributes to Labour market orientation and effective collaboration between stakeholders.

Ensuring the relevance of technical education and training to the labour market expectations is a key concern for INES as it is moving towards becoming an “applied science institute.” For this purpose, INES wanted to undertake and gain insight into what quality INES is “supplying” to the market in terms of its current students and graduates and compare that with what is “demanded” from the market. This in order so to learn and improve it’s educational and research offer.

This Labour Market Survey has 4 specific areas of attention:

  • Satisfaction of students and graduates
  • Tracer study i.e. graduates: where do they end up?
  • Satisfaction of employers on INES graduates
  • Perception of stakeholders on INES

This study presented the major findings for these four areas.
Based on the findings some recommendations have given to INES-Ruhengeri for improving teaching and learning activities.

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