Strategies used by Trainers to Enhance Trainees’ Skill Acquisition in Electronic Laboratory Instruction


Authors : Okemwa K. Stella; Ferej Ahmed; Wanami Simon; Kitainge K. M

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7645283

Skill training for TVET graduates is very important as it prepares them to enter the world of work. This study aimed at establishing strategies trainers used to enhance the trainees’ skill acquisition in electronic laboratory instruction in public technical and vocational education training institutions in Nairobi County. The study sought to: determine whether trainees and trainers had faced any challenges; identify specific challenges faced by respondents; establish strategies trainers used and determine other strategies that need to be adopted to enhance the trainees’ ability acquire the requisite skills in the electronic laboratory practice. Mixed methods research design was adopted. The target population comprised electrical and electronics department heads, trainers and final-year diploma trainees in eight public TVET institutions in Nairobi County. The study used census and purposeful sampling methods to select the respondents. Questionnaires and interview schedules were used to collect data. Quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques were employed. The study found out that trainers employed some strategies in laboratory practice owing to the challenges faced in laboratory instruction. From the above finding, it was concluded that the trainers made an extra effort by employing various strategies to enhance the skill acquisition by technician trainees. Therefore, it was recommended that TVET trainers consider experiential learning to make technician trainees’ laboratory learning more effective.

Keywords : Strategies; Challenges; Skills; Electronic; Laboratory; Instruction.

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