The Role of Training Resources in Implementation of Entrepreneurship Education Programme in Technical Training Institutions in Kenya
Keywords:Entrepreneurship education programme, training resources, small business centres, practicing entrepreneurs, resource dependency theory
All over the world, entrepreneurship education is a recognised strategy for inculcating an entrepreneurial culture, which establishes a context for entrepreneurship practice. In Kenya, implementation of the entrepreneurship education programme in technical training institutions began in the 1990s. However, the difficulty of technical training institutions graduates to confront unemployment by practicing entrepreneurship has raised concerns about the implementation of an entrepreneurship education programme, with availability of training resources as the suspect culprit. This descriptive, cross-sectional census survey set out to examine the effects of availability of training resources on entrepreneurship education programme implementation in technical training institutions s in Kenya. Data collected from entrepreneurship education programme tutors in all technical training institutions in Nairobi County were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings showed that availability of training resources has a positive effect on entrepreneurship education programme implementation. However, technical training institutions do not avail enough of them, thus curtailing implementation. The study recommends that technical training institutions employ strategies to ensure adequate programme resourcing. The study highlights the practical challenges that undermine initiatives to inculcate entrepreneurship competencies in technical training institutions trainees in Kenya.