Voices of the stakeholders: a case of power mechanics in Kenya

Kitainge, K 2003, 'Voices of the stakeholders: a case of power mechanics in Kenya', International Journal of Training Research, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 21-39.


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Title Voices of the stakeholders: a case of power mechanics in Kenya
Author(s) Kitainge, K
Year 2003
Journal name International Journal of Training Research
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 21
End page 39
Total pages 19
Publisher Charles Sturt University
Abstract The primary purpose of this study was to find out the attitudes of trainers and trainees towards the 8-4-4 power mechanics course offered in secondary schools in Kenya. The attitudes and other related aspects obtained from the trainers and trainees were used as evaluative devices for the course and hence the graduates of the course. A comparison between the 8-4-4 power mechanics graduates and non power mechanics trainees was done to establish how well they fit into the job market in the automotive industry and in further training institutions. All the automotive engineering trainers in middle level training institutions and the automotive industry, and 31 secondary school graduates of the power mechanics course were used as subjects. They were selected from institutions and industries in Nairobi, Thika and Mombasa towns. Likert types of questionnaires were used to obtain the required information for the attitude evaluation study. Data were analysed using: percentages, means, standard deviations, variances, t-test for the difference of mean, chi-square and the analysis of variance (ANOVA) statistical methods. Tests for significance were carried out at the 0.05 level of significance testing.
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