Aqaba Labor Market Study, Jordan

Aqaba Community and Economic Development Program (ACED) implemented by AECOM
2009 - 2010

ECO Consult was contracted by the United States Agency for International Developmnet (USAID) funded five years program Aqaba Community and Economic Development program (ACED) to review ASEZA’S scholarship program within Aqaba’s labor force needs for the coming ten years, and identify how the scholarship program could address these needs by recommending improvements. ECO Consult completed an analysis of existing studies and documentations on workforce skills gap, education and training needs for major sectors in the Zone taking into consideration gender issues.

ECO completed also an analysis and estimation of the market demand and supply for skilled manpower by screening the past, present and future projects within the next five to ten years. In addition, the study evaluated the output of the education and training providers that included but was not limited to The Aqaba University College, Jordanian University, the Aqaba Vocational Training Center and other universities and training centers.