The Contribution of Public TVET Institutions to Strengthen Micro and Small Enterprises in Addis Ketema Sub- City

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Addis Ababa University


This study was designed to assess the contribution of public TVET on strengthen micro and small enterprises. It also addressed the role of TVET and MSE for economic empowerments of MSE operators’. A sample of 177 MSE operators engaged in 5 sectors were taken using stratified sampling, 66 TVET trainers were taken using simple random sampling and 7 deans of TVET institutes and 4 head of MSE offices at woreda and sub-city were taken using purposive sampling techniques. In the process of answering the basic questions, a questionnaire that include demographic profiles, the type of supports that MSE operators acquired from TVET institutes, the role of TVET and MSE for economic empowerments of its operators, and the types of challenges that MSE operators faced were designed in a closed ended, open ended and likert scales. Moreover, interviews were held with deans of TVET institutes, head of MSE offices from three woredas and Sub-City and the observation was also carried out based on the checklist. After the data has been collected, it was analyzed using simple statistical techniques (tables and percentages) and descriptive statistics (mean) supported by SPSS soft ware version 20. The findings of the study revealed that, even though TVETs provide technology, machine maintenance, technical skill training supports, there were poor support in the areas of machine maintenance services, marketing training and financial plan and report preparation related trainings. The findings further show as Micro and small enterprises in the study area playing a vital role in covering expense demands of the operators and creating employment opportunities for unemployed as well as for students who quit and completed their education at different levels. However, MSE operators are facing various challenges that could affect their sustainable contributions to overall benefits. These includes: capital constraints, inadequate skills, development trainings, and inadequate machine maintenance services provided to the MSE operators by the TVET institutes. Based on the major findings, recommendations were forwarded to MSEs offices, operators, TVET institutes, TVET agency and other concerning government organs



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