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Title: Practices And Challenges Of Cooperative Training In Tvet Institutes And Companies In Gurage Zone
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Dr.Girma Lemma
Desalegn, Endashaw
Keywords: education &training (TVET)
Issue Date: May-2014
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The main objective of this study was to assess the praetices and challenges of cooperative training (CT) in technical vocational education &training (TVET) colleges and companies in Gurage zone. To conduct this study descriptive survey design was employed. Stratified random sampling and purposive Sampling techniques were used to select sample TVET colleges and respondents. Accordingly, 2(50%) of TVET colleges in Gurage Zone, 36.6% & 20% of the sample TVET trainers and trainees respectively, sample TVET college deans, V/deans, supervisors and company managements were included in the study. Questionnaire, interview, observation checldist, and document analysis were data collection tools employed in this study. Having pilot tested the instnunents; data were collected from trainers and trainees through questionnaire. The data are analyzed and interpreted quantitatively as well as qualitatively. Data from management of companies and college through interview. Percentage, individual group mean, weighted mean, and One-way ANOVA were employed as statistical tools to analyze data. The findings of this study revealed that the trainers are not qualified and experienced; stakeholders have no adequate awareness on the purposes, objectives, and the implementation process of CT. The involvement of companies in Planning, Implementing and Evaluating CT was low; enrollment of trainees was not implemented as indicated in the national TVET strategy, and shortage of CT offering companies were high. Un similarity of activities during CT with the activities in the world of work was major factors that affect the implementation of the program, lack of collaboration between stakeholders, lack of capable supervisor, lack of appropriate machines and training materials, shortage of budget, lack of promotion activities, lack of training for trainers, and lack of subject matter and pedagogical knowledge of trainers moderately affected implementation of CT program, and lack of transportation service during CT. based on the findings and conclusions, the following points were recommended to address the existing challenges in the zone under study; staff development in the college; Organized TVET systems in companies and TVET colleges; raise~social awareness about the importance of CT in the zone for all stakeholders should seriously be considered; and the TVET colleges strives to implement trainees enrollment as indicated in national TVET strategy. Necessary facilities should also be fixlfilled. In addition, further studies should be carried out on the relevance of the curriculum. Besides, strengthen the labor market information system; enhancing supervisory and professional support for companies; offering opportunities for further education for trainers are issues to be addressed in' future researches.
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