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Study Overview

Title:
Education for Employment Internship Program Fursati Littamayyoz “My Chance to Excel”
Study is 3ie funded:
No
Study ID:
RIDIE-STUDY-ID-52bb3ab59f9ea
Initial Registration Date:
12/25/2013
Last Update Date:
12/24/2013
Study Status:
In Development
Location(s):
Jordan
Abstract:
Jordan Education Initiative (JEI), one of Her Majesty's Queen Rania Al-Abdullah non- profit organizations, was created as a pioneer model for developing education, based on fostering ingenuity, utilizing the power of technology and coupling it with proven modern teaching strategies. The program will position 176 ICT (Information and Communication Technology) graduates/intern in one of the 176 targeted schools for nine months, utilizing its existing IT infrastructure. During this period, the interns will be provided with comprehensive soft and practical technical training packages coupled with structured mentorship support system; followed by a 3 month on-the-job training in reputable companies. Such one-year program, will not only bridge the gap between the education outputs and the Job Market hence improves the life and job prospects of youth in partnership with the public and private sector, it will also support the schools in managing all the technologies to create an interactive learning environment. This impact evaluation study will highlight the program effect and the lessons learned for fund raising and feature expanding.
Registration Citation:
Categories:
Education
Information and Communications Technology
Additional Keywords:
Employment, Internship, Youth, Jordan, Schools, Training, Jobs, Life-skills
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Principal Investigator(s)

Name of First PI:
Maram Barqawi
Affiliation:
Jordan Education Initiative
Name of Second PI:
Mania Mubaslat
Affiliation:
Jordan Education Initiative

Study Sponsor

Name:
Queen Rania Foundation
Study Sponsor Location:
Jordan

Research Partner

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Intervention

Intervention Overview

Intervention:
The 176 ICT graduates participants will be better prepared to join the job market, have successful careers, and become productive citizens in their communities. Throughout the internship period (9 months in the schools+3 months in companies =12 months), the intern is required to engage in volunteering and community integration activities in the schools; such involvement will build the community’s, schools’ and interns' capacity, as well as, paving the way to transform the chosen Schools into (Community Hubs) that provide IT support services and recreational activities for the community, where 176 interns from targeted local communities will be positioned in respectable and matching jobs. In return, the trained interns pledge to commit 350 service learning hours during the 9 months internship in the ,schools, during which they integrate ICT acquired skills reaching 10,000 people from their communities over a period of 12 months. Furthermore, Fursati Littamayyoz Program will implement several initiatives that aim at bridging the gap between the education outputs and the Job Market, hence improving the life and job prospects of youth within the targeted schools and Jordanian univers.
Theory of Change:
Multiple Treatment Arms Evaluated?
No

Implementing Agency

Name of Organization:
Jordan Education Initiative and Queen Rania Foundation
Type of Organization:
NGO (local)/Community Based Organization/Other civil society organization

Program Funder

Name of Organization:
Queen Rania Foundation
Type of Organization:
NGO (local)/Community Based Organization/Other civil society organization

Intervention Timing

Intervention or Program Started at time of Registration?
Yes
Start Date:
05/01/2013
End Date:
08/31/2014
Evaluation Method

Evaluation Method Overview

Primary (or First) Evaluation Method:
Regression discontinuity
Other (not Listed) Method:
Additional Evaluation Method (If Any):
Other (not Listed) Method:

Method Details

Details of Evaluation Approach:
A baseline was measured for the enrolled youth describing their technical and personal skills, those indicators will be monitored and tested frequently to check for the progress. The technical exam is a number of questions measured the participants knowledge in IT related issues, the score is 50/50 while the interview measures the interpersonal skills 50/50, the total score for each participant is 100/100, the cutoff was 60/100, so the participants with scores less than 60 were rejected and the participants with scores 60 or higher were accepted to join the program. The technical test scores will be mainly the variable to test the regression discontinuity, this test will be measured 3 times, first for the baseline, and second in the mid of the program and third time at the end of the program.
Outcomes (Endpoints):
1. Capable interns with enhanced employability skills 2. Schools transferred to be community hubs that host, foster and initiate community service initiatives and activities
Unit of Analysis:
Interns and schools
Hypotheses:
Below is the main hypothesis of the program "The program increases capable interns with enhanced employability skills."
Unit of Intervention or Assignment:
Youth and schools
Number of Clusters in Sample:
10 clusters for the interns and 10 clusters for schools
Number of Individuals in Sample:
176 interns and 176 schools (all participants will be included)
Size of Treatment, Control, or Comparison Subsamples:
For interns, there are 176 in treatment group, 50 in control group, and while for schools, there are 176 in treatment group, and 50 in control group.

Supplementary Files

Other Documents:
Roadmap program description and phases, some of these phases were changed based on the requirements and resources.: JEI's E4E Program Roadmap clean.docx
Data

Outcomes Data

Description:
The data will be collected using: - Quantitative tools (Administrative records, Program manager records, Templates, questionnaires...) -Qualitative tools (schools principals interviews, Interns focus group discussion, Schools visits ....)
Data Already Collected?
No
Data Previously Used?
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Data Obtained by the Study Researchers?
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Treatment Assignment Data

Participation or Assignment Information:
Yes
Description:
Data Obtained by the Study Researchers?
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Data Obtained by the Study Researchers?
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Data Analysis

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Study Materials

Upload Study Materials:
the accepted inters have to fill this form which capture most of their baseline: Regestration Form.docx

Registration Category

Registration Category:
Prospective, Category 1: Data for measuring impacts have not been collected
Completion

Completion Overview

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Findings

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Other Materials

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Study Stopped

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