Training and employment of technical college graduates

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Ayeni, A.O.
Oladipo, S.A.
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Journal of Applied Research in Education
The study examined the relationship between the training and employment of technical college graduates in Oyo State. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design, while the Structured Purposive (Snowballing) sampling technique was employed to get the graduates. The total population was 900, while 441 graduates constituted the samples for the study. The Technical Graduates Questionnaire was designed and administered on the respondents. While, two research questions and one hypothesis were generated and tested at 0.05 significant level, using the descriptive statistics and the Pearson Product Moment Correlation to determine the relationship between training and employment. The results showed that 51% of the technical college graduates were unemployed in Oyo State in the period studied. 60.6% of the respondents confirmed {hat one of the reasons for unemployment .vas that there was no job available. Besides, the study found that there was a significant relationship between the technical training received and the unemployment status of the technical college graduates fr = 0.206; df'= 439; P < 0.05]. Based on these findings, the study recommended that Oyo State government should establish firms where technical college graduates could be absorbed. There is a need to expand already existing firms that do absorb these graduates. Furthermore. the 0)'0 State government should put in place policies that would encourage self-employment by the graduates and thereby become employers of labour. This will invariably dissuade them from seeking for the non-available government jobs.
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Technical education , Vocational trainning , Graduates , Job , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Ayeni, A.O. & Oladipo, S.A. (2007). Training and Employment of Technical College Graduates. Journal of Applied Research in Education. 5(1), 116-123