Managing the Challenges of Industrial Work Experience Scheme in Developing Workforce among the Youths in South-West Nigeria
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Olabiyi, O. S.
Okarfor, B. O
Aiyelabowo, O. P
British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences
The heart of technical education is the industrial work experience scheme, it has the advantage of preparing youth for workforce which will lead to rapid development of the country; work experience develops confidence, personality and increased awareness of one’s responsibility as youth in the community by involving in actual work situations. Industrial work experience scheme is not without challenges which arise from weak co-ordination, poor supervision and low incentive (monetary). Therefore, this study was designed to determine the challenges of industrial work experience scheme in developing the workforce among youths in south west Nigeria. A survey design was adopted. Two research questions and two hypotheses, tested at .05% level of significance, guided the study. The respondents for the study consisted of 350 technical teachers and their students. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while t-test statistics was employed to test null hypotheses. The findings of the study among others revealed: absence of approved job specification for the courses; inadequate participation of students in skill acquiring project and poor supervision of students. It was recommended that ITF need to embark on an efficient implementation strategy required to achieving objectives of SIWES
Challenges , Workforce , Industrial Work Experience Scheme , Youths , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Olabiyi, O.S; Okarfor, B. O and Aiyelabowo, O. P (2012). Managing the Challenges of Industrial Work Experience Scheme in Developing Workforce among the Youths in South-West Nigeria. British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences.