Developing Skills to Unlock Kenya’s industrial Growth: The Influence of Provision of Modern Teaching and Learning Equipment in TVET in Kenya

Date
2021-03-19
Authors
Musyimi, Caroline
Editor
Panda, Santosh
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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Abstract
This study explores the influence of modern teaching and learning equipment on improving vocational education quality and employment rates and its long-term effect on Kenya’s journey to achieve industrialisation by the year 2030. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey research design. Stratified random sampling was used to sample 172 students. Data was collected using questionnaires and analysed through the theoretical lenses of globalisation and vocationalism. The results show that the provision of modern equipment has improved Kenyan TVET classrooms to meet industrial standards and allowed the development of essential skills. Also, there has been improved collaboration between TVET institutions and local industries, exposing TVET students to the real labour market while still in college. The TVET students had also improved confidence in themselves and they had acquired employability skills. The findings of this study further revealed that the government of Kenya has increased its efforts in revitalizing the TVET institutions with modern teaching and learning equipment to improve the quality of training in those institutions.
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Technical/Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Skills Development, Labour Market, Standards
Country
Kenya
Region
Africa
Series
Journal of Learning for Development;Vol 8; No 1
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