Assessment of the effect of globalization on the 21st century skills among automobile technology graduates from technical colleges in osun state
Njoku Chiso Anslem, Owoso JO, Ogunkelu Maria O, Onipede OJ
The study investigated the effect of globalization on the 21st-century skills among automobile technology graduates in technical colleges in Osun state. This study will answer three research question and survey the research design was used for the study. The population of the study comprised of 56 registered senior automobile technology artisans and technicians operating an automobile mechanical and electrical workshop in Osun state, who were purposively sampled. A structural questionnaire was used for data collection and was face validated by three experts. The reliability of the instrument was tested using the Cronbach Alpha reliability method to obtain the reliability coefficient of 0.87. A total of 56 questionnaires were administered and retrieved showing 100% response rate. Standard and mean deviation was used to answer the research questions. The study revealed the emerging technical skills required by automobile technology graduates in repairing automobile engine and braking system as well as the factors affecting technical skills possess by technical college graduates in the State. Based on the findings, recommendations were made among which are that modern industrial equipment/tools should be provided for the teaching of skills in the school workshop and that the Government should provide a takeoff grant to every apprentice that completes stipulated training to acquire skills in motor vehicle trade in Osun State, it also recommended that the identified skills should be packed and inculcated into the curriculum of automobile technology in technical colleges in Osun State among others.