The Contributions of Dual Apprenticeship Programme on Improving Labour Force’s Skills in Tanzania.

Komba, Francis P. (2021) The Contributions of Dual Apprenticeship Programme on Improving Labour Force’s Skills in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Generally, the study explored the contribution of Dual Apprenticeship Programme on improving the skills of the labour force in Tanzania: VETA-Dar es Salaam Zone being a case study. The study was guided by three objectives namely; to assess the context under which Dual Apprenticeship Programmes were being conducted, to examine the actual implementation of the Dual Apprenticeship Programmes towards creating skilled labour force and to identify the challenges Tanzania face in the implementation of Dual Apprenticeship Programmes. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The study used 96 respondents. Data were collected through interview and questionnaires. Data Collection methods were observation, interview, questionnaire and documentary review. The findings of the study were, firstly, the Dual Apprenticeship system is a block release training system whereby Apprentices spend different weeks of the year alternating between a training centre and their respective workplaces. Secondly, the researcher found many Apprentices taking programme that comprised of alternating On-the-job and Off-the-job training periods. Lastly, the study shows that, the Dual Apprenticeship Programme is not well known in the industries. It can be concluded that, Dual Apprenticeship Programme can be used to create labour force skills in Tanzania if Teachers and Mentors complement each other in terms of knowledge and skills. The findings recommend that, VETA should keep on requesting the Employers and Government to come up with a National Apprenticeship framework that will abide to the stakeholders in developing and implementing a National Apprenticeship programme. Keywords: Dual Apprenticeship, Labour Force, Skills

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Khadija Katele
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 15:27
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 09:14

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