Fashion and Textiles Review
Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 12 – 20
ISSN: 2665-0983 (ONLINE)

Authors

Sussie Aku Damalie
Department of Fashion Design and Textile Technology, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana

Phyllis Forster
Department of Home Economics Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana

Edith Abla Kludzi
Department of Home Economics Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana

Corresponding author’s email: [email protected]

Abstract

This paper sought to determine feedback Technical University Fashion Students on work experiences they acquired during the Semester-Out Industrial Attachment (S-O IA) programme to help document their concerns regarding their experiences. The paper adopted a cross-sectional descriptive survey research design with a mixed method approach and used a semi-structured validated questionnaire for data collection. Purposive, simple random and convenient sampling techniques were used to sample 199 third year HND Fashion Students from five (5) public Technical Universities in Ghana. Data were analysed using SPSS software version 20 to generate frequencies and percentages. It was evident from the results that students acquired skills in all the specialised areas with quite a significant number of them acquiring work experiences in the Garment Manufacture option to the neglect of the other four equally beneficial areas. It was therefore recommended that the Technical Universities demonstrate their commitment to the S-O IA programme by collaborating with diverse companies regarding the various areas of specialisation for the benefit of the TUFSs during the S-O IA in particular.

Keywords

Technical University Fashion programme, Semester-Out Industrial Attachment Programme, work-related experiences.

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