The Need for Competencies Required by Vocational and Technical Educators for Quality of Job Performance in Technical Vocational Education
The study investigated vocational educators’ competencies required for job performance. Four questions gave credence to the study, and one reasonable guess. A descriptive survey design was adopted. A population of 127 vocational and technical educators’ participated in the study. Cronbach alpha technique was used for reliability coefficients of 0.84. The questionnaire was validated by three experts. Mean and standard deviation answered the research questions, while a t-test was used for the hypothesis at an alpha level of 5 percent. The finding revealed that vocational and technical educators require pedagogical, problem solving, and internet networking competencies to a very high extent for their job performance, and vocational and technical educators’ competencies were not influenced by gender. As such, the null hypothesis was rejected. It was therefore recommended that pedagogical, problem-solving and internet networking competencies contained in this study be embedded in vocational and technical education curriculum, as they are very critical for job performance in today’s digitalized and competitive economy.
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