The aim of this study was to identify the role of youth education in encouraging them towards vocational training courses. The researcher followed the analytical descriptive approach. To that end, he developed a 20- item questionnaire, covering three main domains: the level of youth knowledge on the nature of vocational training, the extent to which the youth encourages their colleagues to enroll in vocational training and the level of youth awareness about the status of vocational training graduates, both socially and professionally.
After presenting the questionnaire to a number of referees to test its validity, the researcher produced an electronic form, using the Google Drive program, and posted it for ten days on the websites of An-najah Career and Alumni Unit. This was in addition to other websites of interest.
The questionnaire was completed by 159 participants of both sexes: 90 females and 69 males. In the analysis of collected data, the researcher used the frequencies, percentages, and the Chi-Square test.
After data Analysis, it was found that the Palestinian youth had a good knowledge about the meaning of vocational training and centers of its achievement. However, it did not encourage young people to join them at the public or private levels. It also showed that the enrollment of young people in vocational training courses did not diminish their social status, and that graduates of training courses were welcomed to marry members of their local communities. The results also indicated that the graduates of vocational training courses did not get jobs quickly despite the needs of the local communities. The respondents also indicated that the number of graduates of vocational training courses was insufficient and that it was difficult to communicate with them to meet their needs. In light of the results of this study, several recommendations have been suggested. First, there is a need for the design of a detailed electronic map of the sites of the vocational training centers in the governorates, and providing easy access to the database. Second, there is a need to establish a special association for graduates of vocational training courses. Third, there is a need to design tests to identify vocational tendency trends. Finally, the vocational training centers should have their own employment units.