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Capacity of Technical, Vocational Education and Training Trainers on Manpower Development for Realization of Sustainable Development Goals in Western Kenya

Chepkoech S, Khatete I., Wanjala G

Abstract: Chepkoech S. Khatete I.W and Wanjala G. W Abstract Kenya embraced Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as a key driver to Human Resource Development to facilitate her ambitious conformity to Sustainable Development Goals in her plan dubbed Kenya Vision 2030 agenda, where economic growth rate was projected to have hit a two digit level of 12 percent by 2012 and to be maintained or be exceeded thereafter. As such, various reforms were initiated at TVET institutions among them being ensuring adequate supply of qualified Trainers to enhance relevance of TVET Training. This study aimed at establishing the capacity of TVET Trainers to produce quality manpower to enable Kenya to meet her target. The study examined Trainers capacity in terms of the academic qualifications, areas of specialization, staffing levels and their continuous professional development. The study was grounded on theoretical foundations of Human Capital Theory. Correlation research design was used for the study. One hundred (100) heads of department, 10 principals and 2 Human Resource Managers of two major companies in the study region that offer internship opportunities to Trainees were involved in the study. Questionnaires, interview schedule and document analysis guide were principle instruments for data collection. The study established that majority of Trainers were university graduates posted by Teachers? Service Commission. However, they lacked foundations in Technical Training which is a critical component of TVET; the institutions were poorly staffed with over 60 percent of Trainers employed by Boards of Management. Trainers rarely upgraded their knowledge and skills. They continued to teach using their historical competencies. From the study it is concluded that TVET institutions were ill prepared to facilitate manpower development in line with country?s economic development aspirations. It is recommended that the government fully implements recommendations on the reforms outlined in various government policy documents on Trainers that were to enhance development of relevant skills among Trainees. Key Words: Sustainable Development; Trainers; TVET; Capacity

Keywords: Sustainable Development; Trainers; TVET; Capacity

Country: Kenya, Subject Area: Education

Pages: 137 - 143

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019

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Chepkoech S, Khatete I., Wanjala G, "Capacity of Technical, Vocational Education and Training Trainers on Manpower Development for Realization of Sustainable Development Goals in Western Kenya", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i6/show_abstract.php?id=ART20198130, Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019, 137 - 143

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