An analysis of training on the developement of Jua Kali sector. A case of Karatina town
Kibuchi, Simon Kahuthu
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The global recognition of the importance of the informal sector in economic growth and development has called for viable intervention programmes aimed at enhancing the expansion of the sector, such as environment would be void without a serious look at the provision of sound managerial training background. The research study was intended to establish the various training methods influencing the growth and development of the informal sector. The Jua kali sector has emerged and established itself as a major producer and distributor of economic resources. Several assistance programmes have been directed towards Jua kali sector. This study highlighted some pertinent issues regarding the actual influence of education and training institutions and the managerial training. It also made efforts to quantify the contribution towards the business growth of each facility that provides training and business information. A sample population of 83 Jua kali entrepreneurs in Karatina town was selected through stratified sampling method. The respondents were engaged in different Jua kali businesses such as carpentry, mechanical, Plumbing, wielding and fabrications, bicycle repairs and painting. A sample in each trade was questioned using questionnaires and interview guides to cater for those entrepreneurs.