Upskilling of Upholstery Making Skills (Padding and Fabric Covering) Among Technical College Students for Job Creation in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research
Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2018, Pages: 65-69
Received: Sep. 5, 2018;
Accepted: Oct. 26, 2018;
Published: Nov. 16, 2018
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Aniedi Daniel Usoro, Department of Vocational Education, Faculty of Education, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
Ini Asuquo Utuk, Department of Vocational Education, Faculty of Education, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
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Upholstery making is the art of producing functional cushioned for homes and offices. Upholstery making involves the skills in: upholstery design, hand tools handling, car-case construction, and webbing, cording, padding and covering with fabric. The main purpose of the study was to upskill the upholstery making skills of technical college students for job creation. Specifically, the study was poised to determine the upholstery padding skills need of technical college students for job creation, and the fabric covering skills need of technical college students for job creation. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey design was employed for the study. The population of study was 86 respondents. The study purposively used the total population as the size was manageable. A 82-item questionnaire was developed and used for the study. The instrument was face validated by three experts from the technical unit of the Department of Vocational Education, University of Uyo, Uyo. The reliability co-efficient of 0.82 was obtained which ensured its internal consistency. Mean was used to answer the research questions while t-test was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level. The result revealed that upholstery padding and fabric covering skills were required for job creation. It was concluded that the students need upskilling on these skills to be able to create jobs after graduation. Hence, it was recommended that technical college teachers should guide upholstery making students to upskill their competencies in upholstery padding and covering skills by exposing them to practical classes as well as work experiences while in school.
Technical College, Padding, Fabric Covering, Job Creation, Upholstery Making, Upskilling
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Aniedi Daniel Usoro,
Ini Asuquo Utuk,
Upskilling of Upholstery Making Skills (Padding and Fabric Covering) Among Technical College Students for Job Creation in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research.
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2018, pp. 65-69.
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