Organizational Orientation and Performance of Technical and Vocational Education Training Authority Institutions in Nairobi City County, Kenya
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The Technical and Vocational Education Training Authority (TVETA) institutions have been experiencing numerous challenges leading to their poor performance. The TVETA institutions have continued to experience low enrolments over the years. TVETA enrolments are perceived to be for the failures, those who did not manage good grades. TVETA is currently working on increasing students’ enrolment in TVETA institutions by 30% by the year 2030 owing to the low enrolment in TVETA institutions. The purpose of this study was to examine the organizational orientations influencing performance of TVETA institutions in Nairobi City County. The study sought to answer the following research questions: How does strategic orientation affect the performance of TVETA institutions? How does market orientation affect the performance of TVETA institutions? How does institution’s cultural orientation affect the performance of TVETA institutions? How does institutional leadership orientation affect the performance of TVETA institutions? The study adopted descriptive study design. The study instrument was a questionnaire because the data that was collected was quantitative nature. The target population for the study was the two hundred and nineteen (219) institutions established in Nairobi City County. A sample of sixty-one (61) TVETA institutions was selected through a stratified sampling method. Primary data for the study was collected by administration of a closed ended questionnaire. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to aid the processing and analysis of the received data. The outcomes of the study were presented using tables and graphs. The study concluded that strategic, market, leadership and cultural orientations had a positive and significant influence on the performance of TVETA Institutions located in Nairobi City County. It was further concluded that for purposes of survival, TVETA institutions in Nairobi City County have to select and adopt organizational orientation to attain maximum performance. The study recommended that TVETA Institutions should effectively utilise their core competences to achieve their strategic objectives. This study further recommended adoption of leadership styles that enhances institutional performance, strategy formulation by all TVETA institutions and the environmental scanning.