The Role of TVET in Accounting in Meeting the Demands of the Profession: A Study in Selected Organizations in Oromia Regional State

Mohammed Getahun


The demand for accounting profession is increasing from time to time because of the increase in complexity of the business environment. The enrolment of technical and vocational training institutions has gone up in the recent past. Specifically, TVET colleges play great role in training middle and lower level accountant in Ethiopia. The study tried to identify the knowledge and skill gap as compared to actual work environment. Data were collected from former graduates, employers and other pertinent officers. Descriptive statistical tools and schematization were utilized to arrive at appropriate conclusion. The finding of study further found that significant number of TVET graduates do not possess the relevant knowledge, skills and values required by employers. Specifically, TVET graduates have big limitation with respect to generic skills such as communication, numeracy and personal skills. Employers want employees having good technical skill, good communicators, problem-solvers, innovators and who are updating their knowledge and expertise continuously. Therefore, it is recommended that Both TVET colleges and industries linkage have vital roles to play in bridging the skills gap and in reducing unemployment of TVET in accounting graduates in the region and the last suggestions of the researchers were the employers’ wants employees who are creative problem-solvers and innovators who are constantly updating their knowledge and expertise.

Keywords: Accounting Profession, Knowledge, skills,   TVET in Accounting

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