Dr. THE ROLE OF CAREER GUIDANCE IN QUALITY EDUCATION IN HARAR AND WOLISO TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL COLLEGES, ETHIOPIA
The main objective of this study is to examine the contribution of career guidance in quality education in Harar and Woliso Technical and Vocational colleges. The sources of information were two purposefully selected guidance personnel, 190 students and 93 teachers who were randomly selected after stratification based on their fields of studies. Questionnaires were used as data gathering instruments. In the analysis of data, qualitative description of information from the open-ended questions and statistics such as frequency and percentage were used in the analysis of closed-ended questions. The results of the empirical investigation indicated a lack of policy at the institutional level, which is considered to be indispensable to the initiation and to sustain career guidance. Systematic career guidance and guidance programmes are lacking, and there is a scarcity of facilities that should have been set aside for career guidance. The personnel providing career guidance are not appropriately trained, and seldom received the opportunity to undergo in-service training. As a result, career guidance is not contributing to quality education as required. Finally, recommendations and suggestions for further investigation were made.
Keywords: career guidance, career development, career education, quality education, TVET colleges.