VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND EMPLOYABILITY OF YOUNG GRADUATES IN IREPODUN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, KWARA STATE
SALAU, K. K. (Ph.D.); SAKA-ALIKINLA Issa; WAHAB Habeeb Babatunde & OJO, Adesnami
This research work investigates the impact of vocational and technical education on employability of young graduates in Irepodun Local Government Area, Kwara State. The sample consists of one hundred young graduates of vocational and technical education in Irepodun Local Government Area, Kwara State. The research design employed is descriptive research of survey type. A self-designed questionnaire titled “Vocational and Technical Education and Employability of Graduates Questionnaire (VTEEGQ)” was used to elicit useful information from the respondents. Four null hypotheses were postulated and chi-square statistical tool was used to test the hypotheses at t-value 7.815; 0.05 level of significance with 3 degrees of freedom. The findings reveal that there is significant impact of availability of vocational and technical education training equipment (cal. x2 = 40.32) and teaching methods adopted for vocational and technical education training (cal. x2 = 28.33) at t-value on employability of young graduates in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. On the basis of the findings of this study, recommendations made were that, government and management of tertiary institutions of learning that offer vocational and technical education should make sure that vocational and technical education training equipment and tools are available to impart necessary skill in the students so that they would be employable in the labour market.