Awareness Levels on Existing Sources of Funding for Vocational Training in Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya
Kiplangat, Terwes M.
Muthima, Purity W.
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There has been record of vocational training centres being under capacity in Elgeyo-Marakwet County for the past several years. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the level of awareness on existing sources of financing contribute to enrolment in public vocational training centres. The target population comprised of 11 principals, 60 tutors, 1437 VTCs students and 20 primary school leavers. The sample size had 394 respondents; 11 principals, 52 tutors and 312 VTCs students. Snowballing method was used to locate 20 primary school leavers. The study used questionnaires and interview schedules as instruments for data collection. The study found out that the level of awareness of existing sources of funding by students and school leavers contributed to low enrolment rate in public VTCs. This is because some potential students and their parents were found not to be aware of various agencies providing financing for learning in public VTCs. The study recommends that the county government should create awareness on existence of VTCs and requirements for one to join them.