Graduate Tracer Study
As part of an Erasmus+ poject “Supporting the Bologna Process in Malta 2014-2016” the NCFHE has undertaken a graduate tracer study. The study was based on an online survey to be filled in by students, from all licensed further and higher education providers in Malta, who completed their qualification in 2014. All levels and kinds of study programmes were included under the scope of this survey. The survey questions were related to the graduates’ qualifications prior to their entry into higher education, their education history, their transition into employment, their career path, and the perceived link between their education experience and their employment after graduation.
This tracer study aimed to identify the situation of graduates after they completed their qualification to evaluate the impact of further and higher education in Malta. The study also addressed the fit between the education provided and the needs of the labour market. This may help to enhance the relevance and responsiveness of further and higher education to labour market needs on one hand, and the needs of the diverse students’ population on the other.
The study was undertaken in 2015-2016 and findings presented at a national stakeholders conference on 7 April 2017.