Facilities Improvement Through Public-Private Partnership for Enhancing Foundation Skills Among Technical Vocational Education Students in Nigeria

Olabiyi Oladiran Stephen, Okarfor O. Benjamin, Bamidele O. Ebenezer

Abstract


Technical vocational education and training (TVET), gives students the opportunities to gain the skills they need to enter the workforce, or to upgrade their skills for an existing job or new emerging occupation. Therefore, this study was designed to determine facilities improvement through public-private partnership (PPP) towards enhancing foundations skills among TVE Students in Nigeria. Four research questions and five null hypotheses, tested at .5% level of significance, guided the study. The population for the study consisted of 205 respondents made up of two groups namely: 125 TVE teachers in post secondary institutions and 80 employers of TVE graduates. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while independent sample t-test was employed to test the null hypotheses. The findings of the study among others revealed the foundation skills required by TVE students include: career development, entrepreneurship, leadership and teamwork, information technology and safety, health and environment, while the facilities required in developing foundation skills among others are; transportation, hospital, library, telecommunication, traffic control and electric power system. It was recommended that contents of foundation skills identified should be validated by group of employers, TVE teachers, and other stakeholders, and effective instructional framework should be established for implementation during the development of foundation skills in students/workforce.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/enrr.v4n2p11

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