Adebowale Babawale ADELEKE(1), James Ayoola OJEWALE(2),

(1) Faculty of Management Sciences, Department of Accounting and Finance, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
(2) Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo, Nigeria
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This study appraised the effect of entrepreneurial training on career development among the youths, examined the effect of career development programmes on youths and ascertained the roles of government towards career development and challenges facing it in Oyo state. Purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample of 438 trainees of block moulding industries in all the constituencies of Oyo State. Data were collected with the aid of questionnaire. Frequency distribution table and simple percentages were used to analyze biodata of the respondents. Regression analysis was employed to model the effect of entrepreneurship on career development and career development on youths. Chi-square and correlation analysis were used to evaluate the role of the government on career development on youths especially in career training and to examine the relationship between career development The study indicated that industrial training, graduate attachment programme and apprenticeship system significantly influence career development among the youths with R2 = 0.5536 at 0.05 level of significant. It also revealed that the effect of career development programmes on youths accounted for 55.3%. The study ascertained the roles of government such as establishment of youth empowerment scheme, introduction of career development programmes among others for the chi-square calculated values greater than Chi-square tabulated value of 31.41 at 0.05 level of significant. It found out that relationship existed between these challenges such as inadequate power supply (0.9549), lack of technical know-how (0.7376), education (0.8824), inadequate fund (0.9941), inadequate infrastructural facilities (0.6946) and carer development programmes. The study concluded that youth entrepreneurship education is key to career development leading to poverty alleviation. In addition, youths’ involvement in career development programmes reduced the dependence on government for white-collar jobs


Career development, Entrepreneurial training, Entrepreneurship education, Youth empowerment.

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