The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) conducts regular studies of the labour market to identify and assess priority areas for skills development and training needs. The HRDC is also required to gauge the relevance and impact of training activities in line with its functions. One such study which is currently under implementation is the Evaluation of Training in the Republic of Mauritius. The study is presently at the data collection phase.
Aim and Objectives of the study
The main aim of the study is to determine the relevance and effectiveness of training at enterprise level. To achieve this aim, a number of specific objectives have been formulated as follows:
- To gauge the perception on training;
- To study the training systems in place;
- To determine the effectiveness of training;
- To measure the training culture;
- To measure the impact of training;
- To carry out a benchmarking of training institutions;
- To map the future perspectives of training.
Data Collection phase
The data collection exercise is being carried out through two surveys based on structured questionnaires.
Survey I: Structured systematic survey targeting employers / heads of enterprises. A sample of at least 300 enterprises is targeted. The sample must be representative by sector of operation and proportional by size of enterprises per sector.
Survey II: Convenience survey targeting around 300 employees from enterprises identified for the employer survey. The sample for this survey is based on convenience but will cover interviews of employees from the major occupational levels (e.g. supervisory level, technical level and elementary level) existing in each enterprise surveyed. All interviews are being carried out face-to-face.
Request to employers:
The participation of randomly selected enterprises in this study is of utmost importance as it will enable the HRDC to gauge their views on the effectiveness of the mechanisms involved in the training cycle at firm level. The findings of this study will be used to formulate strategies to improve training at enterprise level.
Employers who are being contacted in the context of the above study are kindly requested to extend their support to the interviewer (from EMS Consulting Ltd) in the enumeration of the questionnaire. The HRDC assures selected employers as well as employees participating in the survey that all information submitted will be treated in strict confidentiality. The HRDC also wishes to thank all participants for their collaboration in this national endeavour.