The Assessment of Practice and Challenges of Industries’ Participation in Implementation of Occupational Competency Assessment: The Case of Addis Ababa City
American Journal of Information Science and Technology
Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 41-45
Received: Nov. 21, 2019;
Accepted: May 25, 2020;
Published: Jun. 9, 2020
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Chekole Abrha Hayleyesus, Senior Research and Consultancy Expert at Addis Ababa Occupational Competency Assessment and Certification Center, Addis Ababa Occupational Competency Assessment and Certification Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Brhanu Tsegay Mesele, Department of Sociology, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
This study was designed to assess practice and challenges of industries Participation in implementation of occupational competency assessment in Addis Ababa. A combination of quantitative and qualitative methods was used to achieve the objective of the study. Multi stage cluster sampling and Purposive sampling under non-probability sampling method was employed. The data were gathered using different data collection techniques which includes, survey, focus group discussion, key informant interview and in-depth interview. Data collected through various techniques were analyzed thematically. Study result of this research indicated that the current practice of industries participation in occupational competency assessment is too low. Industries practice and involvement in occupational competence assessment process in Addis Ababa is found very poor due to many factors. The finding indicated that, even though majority of manufacturing industries and hotels experts insured their competency by OCACC, significant number of employee was not certified. Low level of awareness/understanding about OCCAC, limited efforts of OCCAC and other stakeholders in rising awareness about the significance of active involvement of industries in occupational competence assessment process, high employee turnover, industries high emphasis on daily production, high interest of industries to employ unqualified and low skilled employees for wage purpose are some of the challenges that limit industries from active participation on occupational competence assessment process. Industries consider participation in an Implementation of Occupational Competency assessment as losing their production time and material. As a result, industries poor involvement in occupational competence assessment process has a great influence in creating quality assessment process and getting equipped and qualified experts for the industry sector.
Chekole Abrha Hayleyesus,
Brhanu Tsegay Mesele,
The Assessment of Practice and Challenges of Industries’ Participation in Implementation of Occupational Competency Assessment: The Case of Addis Ababa City, American Journal of Information Science and Technology.
Vol. 4, No. 3,
2020, pp. 41-45.
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