How TVET Teachers Foster Employability Skills: Insights from Developing Countries

Okolie, U. C., Elom, E. N., Igwe, P. A. , Nwajiuba, C. A., Binuomote, M. O. and Igu, N. (2020) How TVET Teachers Foster Employability Skills: Insights from Developing Countries. International Journal of Training Research . ISSN 1448-0220

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Employability skills are a set of skills that when developed make graduates more likely to gain employment in their chosen careers. Despite the diversity views in the literature about what employability skills are, there appears to be general agreement that employability skills are important. However, there are concerns about whether Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates in developing countries are developing these skills and the onus falls upon TVET teachers to ensure they do so. In this qualitative study, 35 TVET teachers from 19 developing countries were interviewed to learn how TVET teachers foster employability skills of learners. Data collected were transcribed, coded and analyzed using thematic analysis. Findings show that the well-published notion that TVET teachers in many developing countries do not make efforts to impart employability skills to their students could be brought into question. Results of this study show that TVET teachers use various techniques to foster employability skills in their TVET learners. Continuous professional development of TVET teachers to ensure quality graduate outcomes is recommended.

Keywords:Employability skills, TVET, Graduate employability, Labour market
Subjects:X Education > X220 Study skills
X Education > X350 Academic studies in Adult Education
X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
X Education > X341 Academic studies in Further Education
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:40116
Deposited On:11 Mar 2020 14:18

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