Education: an opportunity or a threat?
An important theme on the international agenda is the stimulation of youth employment. Also in Ethiopia, various programs and projects focus on education and skills development in order to improve opportunities for youth. In particular, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) provides youth with the technical and practical knowledge and skills in science, technology and innovations. These trainings should match the skills demands of the economy, so youth are able to find employment or to start their own business. If there is a lack of education and skills, and there are no appropriate job opportunities, there is a risk of increased migration because youth might look for better livelihoods elsewhere. However, critics argue that TVET triggers migration because educated youth might have better opportunities elsewhere, and might look for better standards of living. This research contributes to the ongoing debate regarding the consequences of TVET in developing countries by exploring the perceptions on international migration of youth in Ethiopia. Therefore, the aim of this research is: exploring how education, especially TVET, influences perceptions on international migration of youth in Ethiopia, in particular in Addis Ababa and Amhara
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