Tvet Institutesin Support of Small Scale Manufacturing Enterprises Towards Sustainable Development: The Case of Gullele Sub- City in Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa University


This study was designed to assess TVETs institutes in support of small scale manufacturing enterprises towards sustainable development. It also addressed how successful TVETs incorporate their practices in-line with key aspects of sustainable development on the producing of skilled workforce of manufacturing sectors. Samples of woredas were taken by using random sampling methods and sample of small scale manufacturing enterprises were taken by using purposive sampling technique. With regard to TVETs trainers a census were conducted to select 67 trainers from manufacturing departments. From 58 small scale enterprises one respondent was selected to fill questioner that makes it a census survey. 3 deans and 3 department heads of TVET institutes, a head of sub- city TVET office and officials of MSED offices at woreda and sub-city were taken using purposive sampling techniques. Ongoing of answering basic questions, a questionnaire that include demographic profiles, the type of supports that TVETs provide to MSEs operators, the identification of supports were in- line with the needs of operators, and the practices of a successful TVETs on producing manufacturing sectors skilled workforce for sustainability were designed in a closed ended, open ended and likert- scales. Besides, interviews were held with TVETs deans and department heads, officials of MSED offices and TVET at sub- city and woredas level and observation was also carried out based on the checklist. After the data has been collected, it was analyzed using SPSS software version 22. The findings of the study revealed that, TVETs supports and trainings on; Kaizen implementation at working premises, entrepreneurship, marketing and customer services were significantly providing to operators. But, there are some discrepancies counted among TVETs trainers and MSEs operators supports and trainings related with adopted technology, certificates of assurance, machine maintenance, equipment rent, orientations before starting business and skill utilization of modern technologies. Further the study delineated that, MSEs are interested at high level towards having training on entrepreneurship, technical skill development, short- term courses, matters with sustainability development concepts and adopted technology from TVETs. Even though, TVETs supported enterprises in economic and ecological concepts of sustainable development, but still less on providing trainings to their trainees towards training on gender equality and cultural diversity which are societal suitability ethos. Even, TVETs practicing various pedagogical approaches and created linkage with many stakeholders still lots remained there to be done. Moreover, some discrepancy counted on training and support between MSEs operators to meet their needs and satisfaction. TVETs are playing their role on producing skilled manpower to the market needs of manufacturing sectors. TVET institutes found in Gullele sub- city should develop their capacity on supporting MSEs to implement with adopted technologies and provide services in all the way through, machine maintenance services and rent equipments as well, clearly state the concepts of sustainability terms and terminologies with full-fledged curriculum, use various pedagogical approaches and strengthen the collaboration with key organizations. Key Terms: Sustainable Development; EfS, ESD, TVET for sustainability, sustainability skills, MSE; Manufacturing Enterprise.



Sustainable Development, EfS, ESD, TVET for sustainability, sustainability skills, MSE, Manufacturing Enterprise