Using AHP Method for Educational and Vocational Guidance

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Essaid EL HAJI 1,* Abdellah Azmani 1 Mohamed El Harzli 2

1. Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, Department of Computer Science, Tangier, Morocco

2. Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tangier, Morocco

* Corresponding author.


Received: 10 Jan. 2016 / Revised: 10 Apr. 2016 / Accepted: 20 Jun. 2016 / Published: 8 Jan. 2017

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Educational and Vocational Guidance, AHP, multi-criteria analysis, RIASEC, Big 5


This work focuses on the use of multi-criteria decision-making method AHP for using in educational and vocational guidance. Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), proposed by the mathematician Thomas Saaty in 1980, is a method of analysis greatly used in the context of a multi-criteria analysis; it allows the comparison and the choice between the preset options. To achieve this goal, a vital work, preceded the use of the AHP method, which consists in doing a prototyping of trades according to the guidance criteria and sub-criteria. The IT system based on this method allows the student to find, firstly, the activities' sectors which are the most appropriate to his/her profile, to choose subsequently the trades and finally, to identify, the potential training paths.

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Essaid EL HAJI, Abdellah Azmani, Mohamed El Harzli,"Using AHP Method for Educational and Vocational Guidance", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.9, No.1, pp.9-17, 2017. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2017.01.02


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