POTENTIALS REQUIRED BY ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION GRADUATES FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL SCALE SOLAR POWER INSTALLATION COMPANY
Keywords:entrepreneurship development, solar power Installation, self actualization
This study was set to ascertain potentials required by electrical electronics technology education graduates for entrepreneurship development of small scale of solar power Installation Company. The study was essential due to the current issue of unemployment
among graduates of tertiary institutions and a challenge to the society in the area of epileptic power supply in Nigeria. Three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. A survey research design was adopted while the population was 46 graduates of electrical
electronics technology education in Anambra state. Instrument for data collection was structured questionnaire which was made up of three sections according to the research
questions that guided the study. The questionnaire has a total of 28 item statements designed in 4 point response categories of very highly needed, highly needed, moderately needed, and
not needed with numerical values of 4, 3, 2 and 1 respectively. Mean with standard deviation were used to answer the three research questions while t-test was used to test the three null hypotheses at .05 level of significance. The findings of the study showed that ability integrate different employee to work harmoniously as a group to achieve organizational objective among others are the management skills required for self employment. Also, it was found that ability to vary the output voltage, current and power from the solar panel and batteries among others are the technical skills required. Recommendation were made which include youths should be encourage to embark on self actualization skills through identified skills.