In Egypt, some 450,000 students graduate from technical and vocational schools each year. Yet just over 50 percent are employed immediately following their graduation. This brief explores the kinds of jobs that are available to these graduates, and the factors that affect the remaining 50 percent who do not join the work force. The report aims to understand the types of training that best prepare students for the available jobs, differences in opportunities for male and female graduates, and connections between work and the home and/or community circumstances that may hinder employment. The report offers recommendations for improving the education system and developing policies to ensure better employment opportunities for these students.
Nasser, Salma and Ali Rashed. 2018. "A study of employment outcomes among technical and vocational secondary education graduates in Egypt [Arabic]." Cairo: Population Council.