Competency-Based Education & Training (CBET), A Practical Strategy For Sustainable Self Employment of Building Technologist (Published)
The study determined competency based educational training as a practical strategy for sustainable self-development of building engineering technologists in Enugu state. Two research questions were answered and two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population for the study was 115 practicing building engineering technologists. Instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire. Two experts validated the instrument for data collection. The internal consistency of the instrument items was determined by the use of Cronbach alpha reliability method and 0.84 reliability coefficient was obtained. The data generated were analyzed using mean to answer research questions while t-test was used to test the hypotheses. Findings revealed that competency based educational training have the potentials to foster self-employment of building engineering technologists. It fosters self-employment of building engineering graduates by equipping them with industrial based competencies such as in-depth knowledge of construction practice, building drawing and interpretation skills, building performance analysis skills and determination of building materials behaviours among others. It was recommended that effective partnership between universities and other higher institutions and relevant industries should be encouraged, as this would provide an environment for students to interact with experts such that, relevant contents that meets labour needs would be transmitted to participating students.