How Careers Advice and Guidance can Facilitate Career Development in TVET Graduates: The case in Nigeria

Ugochukwu, C. O., Nwajiuba, C. A., Binuomote, M. O., Osuji, C. U., Onajite, G. O. and Igwe, P. A. (2020) How Careers Advice and Guidance can Facilitate Career Development in TVET Graduates: The case in Nigeria. The Australian Journal of Career Development . ISSN 2200-6974

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Abstract

This study examined the current state of careers advice, guidance, and counselling (CAGC) services and programs in the technical, vocational education, and training (TVET) system of Nigerian higher education institutions (HEIs). This was to determine how well current CAGC services and programs foster students’ career development, aspirations, and choices. Forty-eight participants, who were members of the Nigerian National Board for Technical Education (8 participants), guidance counsellors (6), university TVET teachers (18), career experts from the National Directorate of Employment (7), and newly employed TVET graduates (9), volunteered for the study. A purposeful sampling procedure was adopted to recruit participants. Data were collected using a semi-structured interview approach, and we employed a thematic design for the coding and analysis of the transcribed data. The study found no CAGC services and programs in the TVET system. It is recommended, therefore, that TVET systems should focus on providing career development enhanced learning rather than schooling only by revising the curriculum to include programs and activities that promote CAGC activities and programs.

Keywords:Career Guidance, Career Development, Counselling, Technical & Vocational Education, TVET
Subjects:L Social studies > L550 Careers Guidance
L Social studies > L433 Education Policy
X Education > X360 Academic studies in Specialist Education
X Education > X341 Academic studies in Further Education
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:40203
Deposited On:30 Mar 2020 14:50

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