An assessment of the business education skills needed by technical college vocational and technical education students for global competition in Lagos State
Ogunkelu O Maria, Njoku Chiso Anslem, Onipede J Oludolapo, Olalekan S Alaba
The study assessed the business education skills needed by technical college vocational and technical education students for global competition in Lagos State. Four research questions guided the study and survey research design was used for the study. The population of the study consisted of 40 registered business men and women, operating a business in Aspamda Trade Faire in Lagos State, who were purposively sampled. The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire which was faced validated by three experts. The reliability of the instrument was established by using Cronbach Alpha reliability method to obtain the reliability coefficient of 0.86. A total of 40 copies of the questionnaire were administered and retrieved showing 100% response rate. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions. The study revealed that the business education skills required by technical vocational education and training students in technical colleges in Lagos State includes: managerial skills, Information and Technology skills, accounting skills and marketing skills. Based on the findings, recommendation were made among which are that modern equipment/tools found in the industries should be made available 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.