Olakotan Olusegun Olawale, Oke Jonathan Ojo


Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs rely heavily on well-equipped facilities to effectively impart skill-based education. This study focuses on identifying and validating the necessary facilities for implementing an employability skills module in aluminium fabrication within Nigerian technical colleges. The research encompasses a population of 1181 individuals, including technical teachers, technologists, and industrial-based supervisors. Employing a multi-stage sampling procedure, a sample size of 318 participants was selected. Data was collected using the Implementing Employability Skills Module Questionnaire (IESMQ), validated by experts and assessed for reliability using Cronbach's alpha (α = 0.92). Additionally, constructs were examined through Average Variance Extracted (AVE) and Composite Reliability (CR) values of 0.54 and 0.89, respectively. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was employed to validate the appropriateness of identified facilities for implementing the employability skills module in aluminium fabrication. The results demonstrate convergent, construct, and discriminant validity. Based on these findings, it is recommended that the identified facilities receive prioritization and procurement to ensure the successful implementation of the employability skills module in aluminium fabrication and glazing work within the context of Nigerian technical colleges.


Technical College; Aluminium; Employability Skills; Facilities

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