Institutional Factors Influencing Quality Training In Technical, Vocational And Entrepreneurship Training In Siaya Sub-County Region, Kenya
The study explored the institutional factors that influence quality training in Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training in Siaya Sub-county, Siaya region. It investigated the influence of quality training on physical facilities in Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training and skills needed in industries. Also to establish the extent to which skills taught in Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training influence industrial attachment use, influence of courses offered and skills used in industries and lastly teaching/ learning resources influence skill use in industries. This was a descriptive survey study and the sample composed of 2 principals, 24 out of 60 teachers who were selected using random sampling and 32 out of 80 students purposively selected. Students structured questionnaire and interview schedule were employed in collecting the research data. Collected data was analysed using descriptive method, content analysis was applied on qualitative data to establish the credibility, accuracy, consistency and usefulness of the data sought. This data was then coded and analysed using frequencies and percentages. The data was presented in tables and charts. Cronbach Alpha was sued to determine the reliability of the questionnaires. The findings of the study were; need to renumerate teachers well in terms of salaries, the need to build modern workshop with relevant equipment and facilities. The need to in-service teachers to keep them abreast with modern skills trending in the market, Government to increase their financial support in terms of bursaries and grants, the need to employ more instructors / teachers and lastly the exams to be practically oriented as compared to the current trend. The results showed that there are voids on institutional factors that influence quality training. The results showed that the number of teachers need to be increased to match those of the learners, there is need for proper ratio to be reached. Teachers need to be taken for in-service courses and workshops to be organized outside the school to help them benchmark with other colleges to create awareness on the need for new needs skills. The results that were founded was that students need to be practically tested and practicals need to take precedence of the written examination. Recommendations from the findings is the provision of adequate equipment / facilities to the technical training institutions so as to address the challenges of lack of modem resources, also creating a direct match with skills taught in TVET institution to match the right skills needed in industries and business organizations and lastly to embrace stakeholders to put in a joint effort towards laying modern infrastructure layout to match those skills that are needed in industries and business organizations. The study recommends that the government to continue with her role of providing the necessary current infrastructure and teaching/learning resources in liason with the stakeholders in education to make trainees to be fully equipped with the right skills when they join the world of work.