This report provides the findings of a study conducted between August and September 2013 across eight governorates to assess the status of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), perceptions of TVET amongst employed and unemployed youth, students, as well as the business community. The study also attempted to measure the appeal of TVET as a potential career path, as well as a potential supply of labour to business enterprises, awareness and knowledge of training centres and offerings to both youth and business community, and how the latter can benefit from TVET. The study also explores the potential of TVET as a means of reducing youth unemployment of which estimate rate reaches to 47% – one of the highest rates in the world, according to the UNDP 2013 Human Development Report. To support this endeavor, UNDP Jordan contracted the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS)/Jordan University and REACH, to conduct this nationwide survey. In doing so, UNDP aims to assist the Government of Jordan with ongoing efforts to reform the TVET system, so that it is better attuned to the needs of the changing labor market and better equip Jordanian youth with the necessary skills to enter the workforce. Designing national employment programs in response to unemployment statistics is one thing, and understanding the challenges, choices, and inequities faced by the unemployed, is another. Without a clearer understanding of the dynamics that influence the job market, job-seeker marketability and employment opportunities, the success of national employment drives remains questionable. The study included face-to-face interviews with 1,998 young people aged 16-26, and 2,525 business entities across various economic activities in the Governorates of Irbid, Mafraq, Ajloun, Jerash in the North, Balqa in the Centre, and the Governorates of Karak, Tafileh and Maan in the South, in addition to telephone interviews with 58 hotel establishments. The primary data collected also offers a scan of young people’s career preferences, technical and life skills valued by employers, as well as the opportunities and challenges of synchronizing the demands and supply sides of the labour market.