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Building technology training and student work readiness

Obaju, B.N and Fagbenle, Olabosipo I. and Amusan, L. M. and Musa, Shamsudeen (2022) Building technology training and student work readiness. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 9 (12). pp. 145-151.

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The purpose of this study is to examine the readiness of Building technology graduates for the construction industry from four selected Polytechnics in Southwestern Nigeria. With a random sampling technique, a sample of 170 Higher National Diploma Building technology graduates was collected to assess their competence areas in readiness for a future in the construction industry. Results were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics(Kruskal-Willis H test). The findings of the study revealed that the level of preparedness of Building graduates for the construction industry is encouraging but shows a declining trend in practical capabilities in carrying out building surveys, preparation of site reports and preparation of reliable estimates for materials, labor and cost of construction works. The study results also presented no significant difference (r>0.05) in the competency of Building technology graduates based on their institutional training in three competency areas (capability to carry setting out of all kinds of buildings, understanding and interpreting structural drawings, understanding, and interpreting architectural drawings). However, the study also presented a significant difference (r<0.005) in seven competency areas of Building technology graduates based on their institutional training. The study recommends curricula restructuring to focus more on practical training and professional collaboration with the industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building technology Competencies Construction industry Graduates Polytechnic training
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: AKINWUMI
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2023 13:17
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2023 13:17

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