The technical and Vocational Education institutions In Nigeria have been on increase these days than before because of the high rate of unemployment. It is every child right to be educated because education opens doors of a national potential of indigenes of a nation and also an open door of personal development of that native citizen. The overall education that supports a just getting of the certificate has been shifted recently to that part of the training that hinges on citizen’s ability to get trained on what he or she can do with his hands which are known as the acquisition of skills in a very conducive environment.
In this section, we are going to look at some of the lucrative technical and vocational skills in Nigeria. In Nigeria, there are many passive skills that are in a very high demand that one can possibly earn cool money than a certificate acquired from committing four years in academic institutions.
LIST OF VOCATIONAL SKILLS OFFERRED IN READINGTONG SCHOOL ARE AS FOLLOWS.
COMPUTER SUPPORT AND SERVICES.
DIGITAL MARKETING SKILLS
HAIR STYLING AND BEAUTY SERVICES
AUTO SERVICING SKILLS
CONSTRUCTION SERVICE SKILLS
TAILORING AND FASHION DESIGNING SKILLS.
CARPENTRY SKILLS ETC.
THE NEED FOR TRAINING OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL SKILLS IN OUR SCHOOL.
The individual can easily make a positive contribution towards a societal and community development and also become an independent person through an assistance of Vocational Education and Training Institution. A graduate that have unique characteristics and can easily outweigh other graduates in the group is the type of graduates an employer of labor is now looking out for instead of those that just acquire only the certificate. Right from graduation, graduates are advised to have a skill education as a back up to the certificates they acquired in order to adapt to the changing economy in the world since the economy is now tending towards the globe. Technological development and education which helps to enhance and to compensate creativity and its human resources and the material being channeled for the purpose of production is attained through the Vocational and Technical Skills in Nigeria.
The production of self-independence indigenes which is as a result of Nigeria Youth Empowerment in this recent century called the 21st century come into existence through the introduction of Vocational and Educational Training. The graduates of this type of Education and Training at the end of their training are expected to utilize what they learned from this school, which is the skills they learn from this institution. In order for the groups of boys and girls that came out of this institution to be self independent and at the same time be the one of those active members that are in the field of politics in the nearest future, these institutions strives to have a cordial relationship with some prominent firms so that our graduates can easily fit in perfectly well.
For self reliant in the fields of distribution, production and consumption of goods and services in those areas in which they are an experts in the society, the economic and the social empowerment of youths which is made possible through the introduction of Vocational Education and Training which has help in increasing the situation of Nigeria economically and also it will be beneficial to our graduates because they will be able to build their own businesses and firms in the long run just like what is happening in some nations like India, China, Japan, Turkey, and others.
Learning Style: Experimentation, hands-on training and then trial and error are the styles that been used in this institutions by our teaches to our pupils.
Practical Skills: Our Vocational skill acquisition and Training is based especially on the practical or experimental skills that the trainees can be utilized almost immediately after they must have been graduated. Carpentry, Tailoring, auto maintenance, medical assistance and other skills are all examples of those skills that are been lectured to our pupils through a practical task performance.
Time Frame: To become a graduate from the Vocational Education and Training is easier and faster in terms of time frame than to graduate from the other institutions known as an academic institution due to a particular career sectors are been offered to the student from this institution at most two years, that is to say that it might be less than a two years program duration but it must not exceed beyond that duration of two years. Additionally, students from these institution can start up their saving habits through their earnings from their career fields they are been trained on whereas in an academic institutions, its graduates can barely get employed, and even if they do, they usually get hired in the sector that they are not trained on which will result for them to be underpaid after committing at least four years in school during their educational career.