Developing Skills to Unlock Kenya’s industrial Growth: The Influence of Provision of Modern Teaching and Learning Equipment in TVET in Kenya

  • Caroline Musyimi Coast Institute of Technology
Keywords: Technical Vocational Education and Training; teaching and learning equipment; vocational education quality; industrial standards

Abstract

This study explores the influence of modern teaching and learning equipment on improving vocational education quality and employment rates and its long-term effect on Kenya’s journey to achieve industrialisation by the year 2030. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey research design. Stratified random sampling was used to sample 172 students. Data was collected using questionnaires and analysed through the theoretical lenses of globalisation and vocationalism. The results show that the provision of modern equipment has improved Kenyan TVET classrooms to meet industrial standards and allowed the development of essential skills. Also, there has been improved collaboration between TVET institutions and local industries, exposing TVET students to the real labour market while still in college. The TVET students had also improved confidence in themselves and they had acquired employability skills. The findings of this study further revealed that the government of Kenya has increased its efforts in revitalizing the TVET institutions with modern teaching and learning equipment to improve the quality of training in those institutions.

Author Biography

Caroline Musyimi, Coast Institute of Technology

Caroline Musyimi holds a master’s degree in Educational Technology from the Central China Normal University and a Bachelor’s in Technology Education from the University of Eldoret. Caroline is a full-time lecturer at the Coast Institute of Technology. She has experience in teaching, preparation of online educational resources, research and innovation as well as supervision and examination of students. Email: Caromusyimi@gmail.com

Published
2021-03-19
How to Cite
Musyimi, C. (2021). Developing Skills to Unlock Kenya’s industrial Growth: The Influence of Provision of Modern Teaching and Learning Equipment in TVET in Kenya. Journal of Learning for Development , 8(1), 182-191. Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/414