This research paper will address the issue of “Education for What” in the context of vocational and technical training by presenting the evidence from the Dual Training System (DTS) adopted by Eastlands College of Technology in conjunction with the motor vehicle industry.The Dual Training System is the educational model followed by Germany and some other Central European Countries that combines the classroom and on job training. The Vocational Training Institution and the Workshop in the Industry are two places of learning.DTS motivates the youth to take up vocational education enthusiastically, gives the resources to the students and the colleges to finance the training and what is more important provides the industry with trained manpower that fits its needs.Data collected from interviews and questionnaires administered to the stakeholders (college, industry, student, parents and policy making bodies) will be analyzed. The results of the data will help benchmark the local adaptation of DTS with the traditional implementation in Europe.The paper recommends to adopt the Dual Training System as one of the methods to teach Competency Based vocational training to prepare manpower for the industrial growth of the country. It also provides the resources needed to finance the training by involving all the stakeholders of the vocational education.
Christopher Momanyi, Strathmore University , Kenya
Stream: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
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