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RELEVANCE OF TECHNICAL & VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ON EMPLOYABILITY FACTOR IN NIGERIA

O. O. Awolola & T. A. Fasasi, July 2020, Published: 2020-11-12

A major challenge to secure a job in Nigeria could be attributed to lack of employable skills. One of the employable skills is technical competence which is based on training obtained either in technical oriented outfit or vocational training institute. This work is anchored to studying the relevance of Technical & Vocational Education Training on employability in Nigeria. This study is quantitative and data based which was gathered through questionnaires administered to groups of people majorly graduates, which were former students who have graduated for about 5 to15 years with technical and vocational education training (TVET) backgrounds. From the study, the following were found out: that TVET skill has significant effect on the employability in Nigeria. However, there could be additional skill acquisition outside school to further enhance employability of youths. Younger generations were encouraged to acquire automations skills for job placements. TVET training will reduce unemployment if truly harnessed as veritable tool for youth development. It then recommends that private and TVET institutions should collaborate for the enhancement of technical and vocational education training.
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