About 500,000 Nigerian students graduate from school annually but do they get their relevant field jobs? Unfortunately not! Wondering why? It’s simple; they lack the relevant skills and experience that employers demand today. This is where vocational education and training comes in! Here are four awesome reasons why you should invest in Vocational! Here are four awesome reasons why you should invest in Vocational Education
1.Better income; Acquiring a vocational skill directly translates into you earning more money!. On the average, a skilled building contractor earns more money than an average banker and this is due to the fact that the contractor possesses a vocational skill which is much more readily sought after hence, an increase in his pay. Vocationally skilled persons generally earn more money than people with collar jobs. If you are looking to improve your income or get multiple streams of income aside from your everyday 9 am-5 pm job, then you should get a vocational skill.
2. Improve your chances of getting a job; It is a generally known fact that majority of Nigerian graduate from the various higher institutions of learning in the country do not possess any skill that will make them employable from graduation and this stands as a major obstacle for them in getting a dream job. In order to have an edge over other job seekers, it is advisable to learn a skill because this will significantly be a boost to your advantage over others in the labour market.
3. Acquire practical knowledge in the area of specialization; It is a well-known fact that the majority of higher institutions in Nigeria are more theoretically inclined than they are practical. Due to this, most graduates from these higher institutions only have theoretical based knowledge while lacking practical knowledge of their area of specialization. For instance, you can imagine a graduate of Electrical engineering that can’t fix simple household electrical faults or a graduate of civil engineering without any form of building or construction practical knowledge. Acquisition of vocational skill in your area of specialization will help you gain practical knowledge for you to perform and excel in your area of specialization.
4. Become your own boss!; Nothing beats being your own boss! being the master of your yourself, time, resources, etc without having to depend or report to anybody for anything. This is what vocational education offers you, opportunity to be your own boss. After acquiring and gaining mastery of a skill you can go on to set up your own organization where you render services based on the skill you have learned while being in control of everything.