A Study on the Factors Affecting the External Efficiency of TVET Colleges of Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa University


Training of technicians in Ethiopia is targeted at offering the industry a competent workforce that is able to perform the various tasks bestowed upon it within the development of industry. This paper discusses the training acquired by these technicians from Technical Vocational Educational Training (TVET) Institutions/colleges vis-a-vis the requirements of the industry and the general employment prospect of the graduates. Areas considered are the technicians' performance at work; what they learn and what is required of them; and the teaching and learning materials used to train them. Data was collected through questionnaires, interviews and direct observation at TVET colleges, Apprenticeship offering organizations, Regional educational bureaus, Ministry of Education and The Central Statistics Agency. Respondents were technicians who had undergone the training, and Instructors in TVET institutions/colleges, Trainees in TVET institutions, Deans of TVET colleges and heads of HRM department of key stake holder organizations. The statistical tools used for data analysis frequency percentage and the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Arguably, the findings reveal that the requirement of the external efficiency TVET institutions/colleges is not in phase with the expected. In technicians performance at work, more is required of them than what they learn; the teaching and learning materials used need to be upgraded to simulate what is expected in the industry and finally proper collaboration between the industry and TVET institutions in the ,ace of changing technological trends is recommended



Factors; Affecting