Fashion and Textiles Review
Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 01- 11
ISSN: 2665-0983 (ONLINE)
Ninette A. Pongo
Department of Fashion Design and Technology Education, College of Technology Education, University of Education, Winneba (Kumasi Campus)
Department of Fashion Design and Textiles, Faculty of Art and Design, Ho Technical University, Ho
Joana Akweley Zanu
Department of Fashion Designing and Textiles Studies, Tamale Technical University, Tamale
The current study analysed how creative and vocational education and training systems are responding to the changing demands of industry competencies that appear to be evolving in response to dramatic shifts in the global economy impacting industries. Creative and vocational education in higher education is all about creativity and innovativeness. These are the most significant attributes that higher fashion education graduates must possess. The descriptive research design was adopted due to the nature of the study as there was a need to compare and analyse the responses from standardised questionnaires through the use of descriptive statistics. The population of this study focused on fashion students from higher education institutions in Ghana as well as some graduates practising their acquired skills in the fashion industry. Questionnaires were employed to gather data. The major empirical findings of this study demonstrate that competencies required most by the industry are higher and more diversified skills followed closely by relevant and valuable higher level skills.
Creative and Vocational Education; Competencies; Curriculum; Industry Landscape
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