The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has embarked on a Graduate Tracer Survey to evaluate how students are moving into the labour market, the length of time they take to acquire a job, and their perceptions about completed courses.
An initiative of the Skills For The Future (SFTF) Program, the study targets 2016 graduates from secondary schools as well as those from tertiary institutions, including the Barbados Community College, the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic and the Barbados Vocational Training Board.
The Programme Coordinating Unit of the Ministry is responsible for the study, which is being undertaken by consultants contracted under the SFTF Program.
The Ministry will begin the survey on Monday, February 6, and graduates are invited to sign up at a number of locations between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on the following dates. On Monday, February 6, they may sign up at Christ Church Foundation, Alexandra and St. George Secondary Schools.
On Tuesday, February 7, graduates may do so at Harrison College and Lester Vaughan School, while on Wednesday, February 8, signing can be undertaken at St. Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary and Princess Margaret Secondary.
Two reserved days have also been included. These are Thursday, February 9, and Friday, February 10. Meanwhile, Saturday, February 11, is an alternate day for signing up at Harrison College, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
All candidates will have a chance to win several prizes, including tablets, cellular phone credit, restaurant vouchers, a laptop, bags and other paraphernalia.