RFP invited from agencies to conduct Tracer Study for Skill Training by HSDM


Aligned with the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Haryana Skill Development Mission (HSDM) was established by the Government of Haryana in 205. HSDM aims to empower the youth in the State to take part in the economic and overall growth of the State and the country at large. The Mission aims at delivering quality skill training and professional knowledge to the youth to enhance their employability and bridge skill deficits with a view to meet the burgeoning market demand for skilled manpower. The Mission has trained over 30,000 candidates in different schemes during last three years.Tracer Study RFP

Providing skill-development trainings to the youth is the means to ensure that they are adequately equipped with the requisite skills for taking up more remunerative livelihoods. However, merely providing such trainings to the individuals does not guarantee the achievement of their objectives. In front of such challenging objective and given the fact that substantial sums have been expended by the Government in facilitating such trainings to the participants during the last few years, it is important that the outcome of such training is explored, investigated, and acknowledged with respect to its implementation, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities etc., so as to decide the future path of action in most cogent and comprehensive manner. There needs to be a holistic assessment which should be carried out across all 22 districts of the State of Haryana covering candidates trained under different schemes of the Mission during last three years to gauge the extent of impact made through such an initiative(s).

Apart from measuring the success index in terms of its impact on living, social growth and nation building, the tracer study exercise would lead to finding out the gaps/ shortcomings in the delivery of such training programs. These gaps/ shortcomings could then be filled-up/ fine-tuned for achieving greater effectiveness during the subsequent years of implementation by the State Government.

Objective of Tracer Study

The study aims to gauge the impact of Skill Development Programmes undertaken by HSDM across the State and to bring out the transparency, accountability and efficiency of the Short-term development schemes implemented by the Mission. The study would be extended to the candidates who have been trained under various schemes offered by the Mission and make recommendations for further improvement in design and implementation of the skill development Programmes. Specific objectives of study are as follows: Tracer Study RFP

  1. Perceived Quality and Relevance of Skills Training Received by Candidate
  2. Employability and Employment Status
  3. Post Placement Status and Employment Outcomes
  4. Employer Satisfaction
  5. Skill Training for Entrepreneurship

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Scope of Work

The study will be carried out in all the 22 districts of the State of Haryana. The youth covered will be the beneficiaries who have received training through HSDM w.e.f. 01.04.2021. Out of the trained youths, minimum sample size should be 4500 candidates by covering each district of the State preferably in equal ratio/proportion and also cover male, female, urban, rural, employed, self-employed, unemployed etc. Tracer Study RFP

  1. Developing Detailed Methodology, Indicators and Tools for the Study – Review all the relevant documents including project documents and available data
    • Discussion with key team members/ stakeholders to understand their point of view(s). proposed study.
    • Develop appropriate quantitative and qualitative indicators responding to study objectives.
    • Develop detailed tools and share with the HSDM for feedback. Incorporating the feedback of the HSDM in the revised version of the tools.
    • Conducting a pilot to test the tools and methodology. Based on the experiences of pilot, tools and methodology would be finalized.
  2. Data Collection
    • Data collection process will include quantitative and qualitative data collection from candidates using relevant data collection tool, in a digital format.
    • Ensure data is entered, cleaned, processed and analyzed at all stages appropriately
  3. Data Analysis and Report
    • Create detailed analysis framework and analyze the data collected accordingly.
    • Develop draft report using the quantitative and qualitative data.
    • Finalize report based on feedback of the client on draft report.
  4. Quantitative Survey
    • Quantitative survey should be conducted using the Semi-Structured Questionnaire (SSQ) (both in English & Hindi language and Open & Close ended) and the youths skilled under skill development programmes will be the key respondents for quantitative survey.
    • The sample size for quantitative survey will provide district and state level estimates.
    • It is proposed to cover approximately 10% trained youths district wise for the quantitative survey to give a good estimate for each district.
    • The sample of approx. 10% will be proportionately distributed in the districts as per the number of youths trained in that district.
    • In every district, allocated sample of youths should be randomly selected (keeping in view male/female, various schemes, education background, trained, certified and other important parameters).
    • A minimum of 30% of the district wise sample size proposed shall be surveyed physically. The remaining numbers of the district wise sample size proposed shall be surveyed telephonically, through e-mail, Whatsapp, social media or similar communication.
    • Minimum of 5% of the district wise sample size will be verified and countersigned by the concerned public representative or local administration viz. ADC cum Chairman DSDA.
    • Employers Satisfaction survey of Minimum of 10% of the placed candidates, so found in study, district wise shall be done.
  5. Qualitative Survey
    • Qualitative Survey shall provide detailed information on perception and actual experiences of different stakeholders. For qualitative survey, multiple methods of qualitative survey need to be used. Suggestive list of qualitative methods is as follows:
      • Key Informant Interviews (KIIs)/ In-depth interviews (IDIs) with officials, trainers, employers and other stakeholders.
      • Face-to-Face Interviews (F2Fs)/ Telephonic Interviews (Tis)/ Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with youths, facility and functionality assessment of training institutions. 

Last Date for Submission: 30 April 2024, 1700 hours (05:00 PM IST)