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ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS AFFECTING THE CONTIRBUTION OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING ON JOB CREATION, BETWEEN 2014-2018 AT DURAME TOWN.

SELAMU AMADO

Thesis supervisor(s)

ALULA TESSEMA (PhD)

The purpose of this study is to possess the factors that affect the contribution of TVET education on job creation at Durame town. The researcher implemented descriptive type of research design in order to identify the opinion of Instructors of Durame TVET College, micro and small Enterprises, job seeking TVET graduates And also the manager of Durame towns’ Small and Micro Enterprise Agency, towards factors affecting the contribution of TVET education on self-employment. The approach of study was both quantitative and qualitative (mixed approach). Questionnaire, interview, and focus group discussion were data collection mechanisms employed in this study.135 questionnaires were distributed and 127(94%) were properly filled in and returned. interview were made with Durame town MSE Agency head and TVET College Dean. Focus group discussion was made with College Deans, Department heads, Team leaders of MSE Agency and Management personals of enterprises. Respondents were selected through stratified random sampling and purposive sampling technique. Data obtained through questionnaires were analyzed quantitatively using statistical instruments like frequency values, percentages, mean and standard deviation. The SPSS version 24 computer program was also used. Information from an interview and focus group analyzed using descriptive narrations through synchronized triangulation strategy. The finding of the study revealed that inadequate training materials, insufficient practical skills training and attachments with industries, lack of entrepreneurship skill, poor curriculum designing of Vocational Training, less commitment of Stakeholders and lack of Start-up capital were the major factors that affect the contribution of TVET College. Based on findings it is recommended that; Durame TVET College governing bodies advised to be committed to avail training material, strengthening practical training and industry attachment, delegating vocational counselor, developing entrepreneurial skill and creating conducive environment.

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