Central Graduate Career Tracking System
1) Central and Institutional Career Tracking Programme
The development of graduate career tracking is implemented in a highlighted (central) project and through open application programmes:
- Sector level (TÁMOP 4.1.3., highlighted programme): central developments supporting institutional systems professionally and methodologically, that both continuously track similar institutional systems and process existing institutional data, transmitting it to the administration, applicants to higher education, the institutions, and also to the labour market.
- Institutional level (TÁMOP 4.1.1., open applications): institutions collect data and operate alumni and career tracking information systems and services using their own methods according to their traditions. The institutional systems (to be developed or created) supported by applications must meet the requirements elaborated in the highlighted programme. The institutions affected cooperate in the contextual development of the services developed, and directly use them in their daily educational and research work.
|Duration: February 2008 - January 2010
Beneficiary: Educatio Kht.
|Duration: September 2008 - October 2010
Beneficiary: higher education institutions
|- A career tracking and alumni system and a normative process model will be developed that can help higher education institutions to establish their own systems.
- The following will take place in the highlighted project:
• Determining the sphere of compulsory data and a unified sampling process
• Developing interfaces for the institutional Graduate Career Tracking systems (GCTS), and collecting and storing data centrally
• Consultancy for the development and operation of institutional GCTS systems
• Information feedback for institutions
|- The higher education institutions independently decide whether to set up the career tracking and alumni system on the basis of the model developed in the highlighted project or on that which they developed themselves.
- The higher education institutions shall take into consideration the unified career tracking methodology determined in the highlighted project in either case.
- They shall provide data for the central career tracking system.
- The highlighted project provides professional-technical support and monitoring functions for the above activities.
2) Direct Objectives of the Central Graduate Career Tracking System
- Developing the methodological model of the institutional career tracking systems and developing the information technology background, also providing the professional support required for it. This aims to develop a utilizable model for every institution, used by every state-maintained institution from 2010.
- Developing the central registry built on institutional career tracking data and central data collection, data processing and developing the information technology background and providing professional support required for it
- Methodological and professional support and monitoring of institutional career tracking systems (training, dissemination, consultancy)
- Implementation of research and data analyses (questionnaires, statistical data collection) related to the career tracking system
- Making available Information related to career tracking and employment on the domestic and international labour market, informative data stores and databases
- Applying career tracking data for dissemination activities and consultancy related to career orientation
3) Planned Activities (Central Graduate Career Tracking System)
A. Preparation, professional developments (survey of demands, system plan, research, setting up models)
- Developing and discussing methodological model, research surveying demands
- Exploring international practice and experience related to career tracking
- Panel examinations, surveys supporting GCTS
- Establishing institutional cooperation with participants in higher education exploring specific areas by educational field
- Developing integration with databases related to the employment situation of graduates in other industries and the employment centre, observing data protection regulations
B. Information Technology Procurements and Developments
- Procurement of information technology equipment required for the development of central databases built on institutional data
- Information technology development required for the central and institutional modules
C. Preparation and Implementation of Institutional Programmes
- Test examinations, testing of the information technology system
- Preparing methodological aid and preparatory training for the affected staff at the institutions, providing customer service, cooperating in the development of the institutional application programme
D. Support and Monitoring Functions
- Continuous professional support and quality control of information systems implemented at institutional level. A common Professional Control Body shall be founded for that purpose with the participation of the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Control Authority
- Professional consultancy, help-desk
- Processing and analysing institutional data: comparing institutional data and other data sources, drawing up general trends related to educational fields, or institutions, providing rankings, preparing quantitative (statistical indexes) and qualitative (labour market expectations, usefulness of study programmes) analyses
Phase one: Among universities, students and players on the labour market: presenting the long-term results of the project and establishing their cooperation. Creating internet pages where information is provided continuously about the objectives of the project, as well as on the results and process of implementation.
Phase two: Publications, methodological guidelines, information forums for institutions about the application of the system, and for students about application opportunities and advantages.
Phase three: Having processed the data: implementation of targeted communication campaigns for different participants in higher education (applicants, students, graduates, leaders of higher education institutions, lecturers, players of the labour market), forwarding data to the ministry and the participants in the administration.
Communication connection with international graduate labour market databases, developing a multilingual information (GCTS) portal providing information on domestic and international graduate career tracking and employment.
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