METALWORK TECHNOLOGY PERSONNEL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT NEEDS IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES FOR APPROPRIATE WORK SKILLS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION IN LAGOS STATE

S. Olusanya, P. Aladetan

Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka (NIGERIA)
The study examined the performance improvement needs of metalwork technology craftsman in manufacturing and construction industries for appropriate work skills through technology education. The study employed a survey research design. The population of the study consisted of 200 respondents made up of 100 technical teachers in metalwork technology and 100 metalwork shop manager in construction industries. Three research questions were formulated. Mean was employed to answer the research questions. A questionnaire containing 33 items was designed using five point rating scale for the purpose of collecting data for the study. The instrument was validated by two lecturers from Department of Science and Technical Education, Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka and one lecturer from mechanical department, University of Lagos. The reliability coefficient for the study was 0.92 using Cronbach alpha reliability test. It was found out that the skills required by metalwork technology personnel for improving work skills include: drawing and design of metalwork projects; fabrication and finishing techniques, equipment and processes in metalwork machine shop. Instructional procedure identified include: Programmed learning system; Computer controlled simulation; Seminars and tutorials and task instruction. It was recommended that learning objectives must be clearly defined before embark on training. Instructional techniques employed should be varied since learning procedure that will facilitate effective learning will entail the use of different styles and strategies.