Assessment of Training Needs of N-Power Agro-Beneficiaries In Kwara State, Nigeria
Nigeria government had embarked on different programs, which N-power scheme is one of them, aimed for youth empowerments to contribute positively to national Development. Training is essential in for effectiveness and better service delivery. This study therefore assessed the training needs of beneficiaries in Kwara State. Simple random sampling was used to select 216 respondents using a structured questionnaire to collect data and descriptive statistics and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) were used to analyze the data. Training of respondents was assessed using job/task, and skill gap analysis. Results showed that most (72.1%) preferred online media platform while pre-service (65.2%) was the major training received. Findings indicated that there is positive significant relationship between the socio-economic characteristics and the effect of the training received by the respondents. The study concluded that N-agro beneficiaries have not been undergoing adequate capacity building training and therefore recommend a consistent training for better productivity.
Keywords: Empowerment, Training, Capacity development, Human resources, Productivity
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