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TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET): A VITAL TOOL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT GRADUATES

KEHINDE Oluwatosin Abosede, July 2020, Published: 2020-11-06

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is important to the development of any Nation. This is because TVET aims at training and imparting the necessary skills that will lead to the production of technical man-power necessary for enterprise and self-reliant economy. The aim of this study set to find out entrepreneurship opportunities open to graduates of Office Technology Management (OTM) as a result of the TVET knowledge acquired during undergraduate. This study was focused on Ogun West Senatorial District, Ogun State. One hundred respondents who were OTM graduates and are into self-employment were purposely selected. Three Research Questions were raised, which was structured questionnaires on a four-point likert scale and developed for data collection. Data collected were analysed using the frequency and mean method. It was discovered that entrepreneur opportunities are high for OTM graduates. The study also revealed that the entrepreneurs require managerial competencies to succeed in self-employment. Based on findings, it was recommended that OTM students should study hard so as to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude that will sustain them in self-employment.
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