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Industry Evolving Needs and TVET Institutional Offerings: A Qualitative Response to the On-Demand Skill Gap in Nigerian Woodwork Technology Institution

This study investigates the disparity or mismatch between the skills demanded by the evolving woodwork industry and the skills currently provided or available within Nigerian Woodwork Technology Institutions under Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). This disparity signifies the discrepancy between the skills needed by the industry, including modern technological proficiencies, specialized techniques, and adaptability, and the skills being taught or available within the educational framework of these institutions. The qualitative response in this context was used to address and analyze this discrepancy through an in-depth examination of the industry's evolving needs and the offerings provided by TVET institutions, highlighting the areas where the skills provided fall short of meeting the demands of the industry. Findings show that woodwork industries' on-demand skills include: machinery proficiency, customization and design adaptability, digital design and prototyping, and specialized joinery and finishing techniques among others. Among the challenges of meeting this need include resource limitation/lack of funds, faculty training and manpower development, as well as rapid technological changes, seen in the industry. With poor funding of the Woodwork Technology Education (WTE) and TVET as the major challenge of the training institutions, we concluded with a call for government funding in Nigeria. By allocating funds to upgrade the woodworking machinery in our TVET institutions, we can ensure that Nigeria's woodworking education aligns with global advancements, creating a skilled workforce capable of meeting the demands of the modern woodworking industry.

TVET, Woodwork Technology Education, Qualitative Research Method, Industry Needs

APA Style

Chukwu, D. U., Omeje, H. O., Ojo, S. A., Okekpa, A. A., Vershima, M. N., et al. (2024). Industry Evolving Needs and TVET Institutional Offerings: A Qualitative Response to the On-Demand Skill Gap in Nigerian Woodwork Technology Institution. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research, 10(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijvetr.20241001.11

ACS Style

Chukwu, D. U.; Omeje, H. O.; Ojo, S. A.; Okekpa, A. A.; Vershima, M. N., et al. Industry Evolving Needs and TVET Institutional Offerings: A Qualitative Response to the On-Demand Skill Gap in Nigerian Woodwork Technology Institution. Int. J. Vocat. Educ. Train. Res. 2024, 10(1), 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20241001.11

AMA Style

Chukwu DU, Omeje HO, Ojo SA, Okekpa AA, Vershima MN, et al. Industry Evolving Needs and TVET Institutional Offerings: A Qualitative Response to the On-Demand Skill Gap in Nigerian Woodwork Technology Institution. Int J Vocat Educ Train Res. 2024;10(1):1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20241001.11

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