The Practices and Problems of Career Guidance and Counseling Services in Selected Private Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions in Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa University


The main purpose of this study was to investigate the practices and problems of career guidance and counseling services in the private TVET institutions. There are 64 accredited and pre-accredited private institutions operating in Addis Ababa city Administration. Out of these, the researcher toole 12 institutions from these four institutions which have five or more years of experience were selected as a sample size which has been providing level 4 programmes. The subjects of the study were students, vocational teachers, and individuals acting as career guidance and counselors and Deans. The student respondents were selected using s tratified sampling techniques based on the number of trainees in each fie ld of study, and simple random sampling for large class size, while the rest were selected through available and purposive sampling techniques for small class size. The information is obtained through questionnaire, interviews, document analysis and observation. The result indicates that: absence of organized career guidance and counseling offices and sleilled manpower, absence of job placement and follow- up center for graduates of TVET institutes and finally inadequate facilities for career guidance and counseling services. Based on these and other facts it is recommended : there should be professionally organized career guidance and counseling services in the institutions, job placement and follow up activities for graduate students should be considered and the concerned body should give due attention to fulfill facilities for career guidance and counseling services.



Problems of Career Guidance, and Counseling Services