Empowerment of Women through Technical Education, Training and Employment in Africa

  • Felista W Maina Thika Technical Training Institute
Keywords: Technical education, training, women empowerment, TVET

Abstract

The purpose of this research paper was to establish how access to education, technical training and employment opportunities for women affected their empowerment. This was motivated by the ever increasing disparities in both the economic and social dockets where women from across the globe are denied equal chances as opposed to men, be it in employment, politics and in other social arenas. It is argued that this not only affects the women individually but the global economy as a whole since there is underutilization of this available manpower. This paper adopted descriptive survey design and had a sample of 150 respondents which was derived through stratified random sampling. A self-structured questionnaire was used in the study. The paper established that women with technical education and with various training skills showed high responsibility, made their own rules, empowered their relationships, and were willing to empower other women. It recommends that women should be encouraged to take up technical education and contest for available employment opportunities to empower themselves for better jobs

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Published
12-06-2018
How to Cite
Maina, F. (2018). Empowerment of Women through Technical Education, Training and Employment in Africa. Africa Journal of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 3(1), 128-139. Retrieved from https://afritvet.org/index.php/Afritvet/article/view/66