Planning and Designing Online Vocational Skill Showcasing Platform: From an Educational Perspective
This paper identified emerging development in utilizing information technology towards the forceful dispersal of information relating to vocational skills. It focused on a significant challenge of generating funds from vocational skills. The paper justified the need for a system that provides relevant information relating to vocational skills to the learned and unlearned and generating income for those who possess the skills in a case study. The paper encapsulates a vis-a-vis oral interview and a focus group method addressing students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, with dexterous vocational skills, as well as vocational workers at the vocational centers within the OAU community in order to know their views on showcasing their skills on a web platform. Overall data were collected from 176 respondents, with 40 students who have vocational skills responding, and the remaining 136 responses from the vocational workers who are not students. The analysis attests to the fact that it is crucial to have a platform that allows people to showcase their potentials, vocational skills, dexterity, and talents.