Work related Competencies needed by Mechanical Technology Education Undergraduate Students of Universities for Employment in Enugu State
Keywords:mechanical technology, work related competencies, mechanical technology education
The study was a survey research conducted to determined work related competencies needed by mechanical technology education undergraduate students of universities for employment. Two research questions and two null hypotheses tested at .05 significance level guided the study. A 40 item questionnaire was constructed, validated by three experts and the reliability of 0.87 was determined using Cronbach Alpha formula and was used to generate data from 90 respondents made up of 80 undergraduate students and 10 lecturers of mechanical technology education. The finding of the study showed that mechanical technology education final year undergraduate students of universities needed work related competencies for employment. Testing of the two hypotheses reveled that there was no significance difference between the mechanical technology education final year undergraduate students of universities and their lecturers on the work related competencies they needed for employment. The study concluded that undergraduate students of mechanical technology education on their graduation should exhibit acceptable work related competencies for success in their work place. It was recommended among others that curriculum and education planners should inculcate work related competencies in the curriculum.