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  • Title: Entrepreneurship Development through Technical and Vocational Education for Self-employment and Youth Empowerment in Africa
  • Author(s): Okolie Ugochukwu Chinonso
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Learner
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review
  • Keywords: Entrepreneurship Development, Technical and Vocational Education, Self-employment
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 5
  • Year: 2010
  • ISSN: 1447-9494 (Print)
  • ISSN: 1447-9540 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v17i05/47019
  • Citation: Chinonso, Okolie Ugochukwu. 2010. "Entrepreneurship Development through Technical and Vocational Education for Self-employment and Youth Empowerment in Africa." The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review 17 (5): 575-590. doi:10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v17i05/47019.
  • Extent: 16 pages

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present Technical and Vocational Education as a sustainable means for improving entrepreneurship development for self- employment in Africa. Unemployment rates among young people in Africa have reached such an alarming stage that possible solutions are urgently needed to solve the problems and reduce poverty. The paper also discusses the concepts of Technical and Vocational Education and entrepreneurship development strategies for youths, as well as revealing that technical and vocational education are the only alternative forms of education and training that can guarantee entrepreneurship development and empowerment, job creation and unemployment reduction for youths since it empowers, equips and give the trainees saleable skills to be self-reliant. Conclusions and recommendations were also highlighted.