Influence of strategic factors on the performance of Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) institutions in Nyamira County Kenya
The main objective of the study was to evaluate the strategic factors influencing performance of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in Nyamira County. The specific objectives were to determine the influence of staffing strategy on performance of TVET institutions in Nyamira County and to determine the effect of trainees’ attitude strategy on performance of TVET institutions in Nyamira County. The study adopted descriptive method as research design. Questionnaire was used to collect data. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical instruments. A multiple regression model was applied in determining the relationship between variables and performance. The research findings indicates that the current syllabus requires immediate review and that the management team are more proactive in the provision of clear strategic plans, motivate and carry out regular staff appraisal .Technical Vocational Education Authority (TVETA) should oversee TVET institutions in bid to offer high quality and relevant skills. However it emerged that the institutions faces varied challenges among which were, lack of training tools and tool kits and low enrollment. It recommended for increased budgetary allocations, regular training of trainers, acquisition of new technologies and innovative skills. It proposed for linkage of the institutions with possible employers in the job market. The research study concentrated on TVET institutions in Nyamira County and the findings can be replicated in other Counties in the country.
Key Words: Strategic factors; Performance; Technical Vocational and Education Training; Nyamira County