Abstract: This study determined extent of vocational counselling and entrepreneurial skills acquisition students in urban and rural technical colleges as well as determined whether vocational counselling predicts entrepreneurial skills acquisition of electrical/electronic technical college students in Enugu State, Nigeria. Three research questions and three null hypothesis guided the study. A sample size of 600 students (280 males and 320 females) was randomly selected using multi-stage sampling technique. Instrument for data collection was Counselling and Students Entrepreneurial Skill Acquisition Questionnaire (CSESAQ). The internal consistency was ascertained using Cronbach alpha co-efficient and k-r 21 statistical methods. The result gave overall alpha coefficient value of 0.85. Mean, standard deviation, Pearson product moment correlation, t-test and simple linear regression were used as statistical tools. The major findings revealed that the vocational counselling in urban and rural technical colleges is to a high extent. It revealed that in urban and rural technical colleges, students receive vocational counselling on need to consider interest and aptitudes before choosing vocation, so as to make a realistic occupational choice. The entrepreneurial skill acquisitions available in their colleges were weaving skills, hair dressing skill, bead making skill among others. Vocational counselling predicts entrepreneurial skills acquisition of electrical/electronic technical college students to very extent. The result also indicated that there is positive relationship between vocational counselling and entrepreneurial skills acquisition of electrical/electronic technical college students. Based on these findings, some educational implications were highlighted and recommendations made.
Moses O. Ede, Faith C. Omeke, Chijioke V. Amoke, Sylvanus Ezema, Ezurike Chukwuemeka, Grace C. Omeje, Amanda U. Ugwoezuonu and Kelechi R. Ede, 2019. Vocational Counselling and Entrepreneurial Skills Acquisition of Electrical/Electronic Technical College Students. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14: 5743-5752.