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Information Technology, Technical Vocational Education in Developing Workforce Towards Globalization

Information Technology, Technical Vocational Education in Developing Workforce Towards Globalization
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Author(s): Olabiyi Oladiran Stephen (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 18
Source title: The Roles of Technology and Globalization in Educational Transformation
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Blessing F. Adeoye (Walden University, USA) and Gladys Arome (Marian University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9746-9.ch007

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Abstract

Industrial development of any country depends to a great extent on the level of skills its workforce possesses, and the skills and effectiveness of workforce, in turn, are dependent upon the quality of nation's education and training. Education and training are undergoing continuous change, and this poses more challenges to the workers in the 21st century and technical vocational education and training (TVET) institutions responsible for their training. Therefore, this chapter discusses relevance of information technology in transforming TVET in developing workforce towards globalization. The chapter points out clearly the meaning of workforce, meaning of TVET, and workforce development, globalization and TVET, information technology (IT), information technology and workforce development, utilization of information technology for developing workforce, impact of technology education in improving Nigerian workforce, place of information technology in transforming workforce. The chapter concludes by identifying different types of technology tools and benefits of information technology.

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