Factors affecting acquisition of Vocational skills among youth learners in Maranda Division Siaya County
This study seeks to investigate the factors that affect acquisition of skills among the youth in Maranda Division Siaya County. It intends to answer questions such as what is the attitude of the learners towards vocational skills offered to them? To what extent are the learning resources at the training centers adequate for assisting in the acquisition of the vocational skills? What are the different courses offered in these vocational training centers? What is the economic status of the parents or guardians of the learners? How does the qualification of the trainees or tutors affect the learners’ acquisition of skills? To what extent are the learners satisfied with vocational training? Finally what are the factors that influence the acquisition of vocational skills? The study will hopefully help curriculum developers of technical education to come up with a friendlier and manageable curriculum for the youths in vocational training centers. Through the findings of this study the poor attitude towards vocational courses by students, teachers and parents will most likely change. The research will adopt a descriptive survey design which will involve asking as large group questions about a particular issue. The target population will comprise of eight vocational and training centers in Maranda Division Siaya County. A stratified random sampling will be used in this study. Questionnaires with open and closed ended questions will be used.