Holeta Polytechnic College commissions graduate tracer study

Holeta Polytechnic College commissions graduate tracer study

By Dawit Tadesse 

The requirements of the East Africa Skils for Transformation and Regioonal Integration Project (EASTRIP) are such that disbursement of project funds occurs when fulfil set targets. One of such tagets is conducting the annual tracer study, publishing it on-line, and holding consultations with key stakeholders, including industry on the findings of studies. To fulfil this requirement, Holet Polytechic College conducted the graduate tracer study for 2018/2019 and 2020/2021. 

The primary objective was to measure the relevance of technical and vocational training programs and the number of trainees who have been employed or unemployed in their fields of training, as well as to assess their skill gaps for further training. Frontier-i consulting firm, which is currently delivered training for internal staff of the College, was hired to conduct the study.

Staff from Frontier-i consulting and College Staff


In another development, the college conducted a community sensitisation forum to increase the understanding and level of awareness of the community about the benefit of the project and to sensitize them about the purpose of Grievance Resolution Mechanism (GRM) and establish a GRM committee. The forum attracted a total of 56 participants from selected groups living around the college especially those from Goro Kerensa and Gelgel kuyu kebeles, from office of Women’s and Youth, from college staffs and NGOs.  


The Writer is the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the EASTRIP Project at Holeta Polytechnic College.

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