|Plumbing and Pipe Fitting|
|Furniture Making, General metal work|
|Computer craft practice|
|Electrical Installation and Maintenance|
|Fabrication and Welding|
|Introduction to Building Construction|
|Building/ Engineering Drawing|
|Refrigeration and Air -Conditioning|
|Mechanical Engineering Craft|
|Motor Vehicle Mechanics Work|
|Painting & Decorations|
|General metal work|
A look at the advantages of technical and vocational training compared to those of academic/university study.
In 2015 a survey revealed that a third of working university graduates had taken jobs as cleaners, office juniors and road sweepers six months after leaving university. Over 60,000 students were in “non-professional” roles, working in areas such as administration and secretarial, skilled trades, service and caring industries and sales and customer service.
There is also a financial risk involved in taking a degree: most full-time students need a tuition fee loan, which covers the full cost of the tuition fee.
Vocational training on the other hand, does not come with the same costs attached to a degree. In many cases vocational training is fully paid, depending on the programme, and even when fees are applicable there are loans and funds available, at nowhere near the amounts of university, which is famously expensive.
Technical and Vocational training are also designed to meet the specific needs of employers and job sectors.
This means that students develop the skills and knowledge that employers want – increasing their employability and likelihood of finding a job after completing their studies.
European nations are now embarking on technical and vocational training to reduce unemployment and Africa should do the same.
You can become your own boss by employing others and create jobs in an economy.