Factors Affecting the Implementation of Office Administration and Secretarial Technology Training In Selected Public Tvet Colleges

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Addis Ababa University


This thesis aims at investigating the current problem encountered in implementing office administration and secretarial technology training which is one of the focus areas of TVET colleges in Addis Ababa City Administration and thereby forward possible suggestions for the improvement of its programs and employment opportunities of office administration and secretarial technology graduates. The thesis attempts to look into trainees' academic competence, interest of attending program, admission criteria and. opportunities of self employment; trainers' qualification, competence and experience; managerial competency as well as managerial experience of individuals in responsible position, teaching materials, budgets, curriculum relevance and apprenticeship training. To this end a descriptive survey research method was employed for the study. The sample TVET colleges were selected from AA City Administration namely, Entoto, AA Tegbaried and General Wingate TVET colleges. The subjects of the study include 160 trainees, 26 trainers, 9 deans, 7 vocational counselors and 4 AA Administration Bureau TVET office heads. Stratified simple random and purposive sampling techniques were employed to select sample TVET colleges and respondents. Questionnaire, interview, observation and document analysis . were used for the purpose of collecting data. The results of the study depicted that most trainees in office administration and secretarial technology colleges are not placed on the basis of their choice and interest. Trainers, vocational counselors, facilities and other infrastructure are far from the standard set in the college legislation in 2005. Moreover, the results indicated that almost all TVET colleges do not have institutional set up required by college legislation. The psychological readiness and resource capacity of organizations to provide on-the-job training was also very low. With regard to employment opportunities, there is sufficient wage as well as self employment opportunities. Hence, it is concluded that the status of TVET colleges in AA exhibits different challenges; however, employment prospects are promising. In line with the above findings and conclusions, therefore, it was recommended that TVET colleges should as much as possible, try to meet the standard set by college . legislation with regard to their staff and other requirements. It is also good, if TVET colleges seek permanent solution to the problem of finding training programs. Furthermore, in order to be responsive to the needs of the labour market, it is recommended that TVET colleges establish departments. Still further, as part of the endeavor to alleviate employment problems the colleges s hould have to give more emphasis to the potential contribution of self employment and the informal sector in creating wide employment opportunities.