Effective Learning Skills and Labour Market: Implication for Community Development
AbstractLearning is a life-long process through which one uses acquired experiences to deal with new situations, develop new relationships and solve new problems. Learning in school must not be seen as being enough for solving everyday problem, hence there is need to learn and develop new skills that are practicable and can make people become employable in labour market. The problem of unemployment is all over the world now, however, those who had acquired necessary skills would find themselves employable in any situation. This study examines the effective skills that would make graduates of universities either employable or be self reliant in their own businesses. The researcher employed a descriptive research design of the survey type. A sample of 100 respondents was used for the study while a self designed questionnaire tagged “Effective skills for Labour Market and Implication for community Development” was used to gather the needed data. The data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. One research question and three hypotheses were generated for the study and the results show among others that there is a significant relationship between effective labour skills and employability and that employability is significantly related to improved living which is an index of community development. It is, therefore, recommended that for graduates to be gainfully employed in a bid to contribute to the development of their persons as well as their communities, they must be armed with effective skills which would lead to their productivity in the labour market. Thereby, improving their living standards as well as being able to make their impact felt in their communities.
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