Assessment on the Challenges Faced in the Delivery of Technical Training for Micro and Small Enterprises’: The Case of Two Selected TVET Colleges in A.A City Administration.

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of this study was to assess the challenges of TVET Colleges in Addis Ababa city administration while providing technical training for SMEs development. The study has been conducted in two governmental TVET Colleges. The trainees, trainers, College management bodies, and bureau TVET experts were the main sources of data for the study. Stratified random sampling approach was employed in selecting the trainers and trainees. Questionnaires, interviews, observation check list, focus group discussion, and document analysis were the instruments used for the collection of data. The data obtained through questionnaires were analyzed using statistical instruments like percentage and weight mean values. The data are analyzed and interpreted qualitatively as well as quantitatively. The results obtained from the study suggest that, in the selected TVET Colleges, the availability and capability of class rooms; workshop and libraries are not satisfactory. Raw materials and inputs required for the training purpose are not available in the target colleges. Lack of budget and commitment of concerned bodies are also major challenges observed in TVET colleges which in turn contributed for the challenge in providing effective training to TVET trainees and SMEs. The colleges are not well organized internally. At the same time, the colleges are not fully working to improve potential for the industry and are not also appropriately using industries to deliver practical training to trainees. Short term training is not that much encouraging. Similarly, skills given in the TVET colleges are not practically from the need of industry. Finally, based on the findings and conclusions, the following points were recommended to address the existing challenges of the selected TVET colleges in the City administration.. Staff development in the Colleges; internally organized, Necessary facilities should also be fulfilled. In addition, tracery studies should be carried out before providing training, and trainees have to be encouraged in self-employment. Besides strengthening the labor market information system; establishing and enhancing technology transfer department; enhancing supervisory and professional support; offering opportunities for further training for trainers.


A thesis Submitted to the Department of public Administration and Development Management of Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillment for the Degree of Masters of Arts in Public Management and Policy (MPMP)


Micro and Small Enterprises, Technical Training