Industry Expectation from Graduates of Welding and Fabrication from the Perspective of Engineering Technology Graduates in Nigeria

  • Eghosa Eguabor
  • Clinton Aigbavboa
  • Jan-Harm Pretorius
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10676)


The application welding and fabrication principles are at the core of industrial activities. It is however expected that graduates of welding and fabrication are equipped with the right knowledge to meet the demands of the constantly evolving technology and industrial space. This paper investigates industry expectations form graduates of welding and fabrication based on the results of a questionnaire survey from 122 graduates of Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology of the Petroleum Training Institute Effrun, Nigeria. Data analysis was carried out using the mean item score and factor analysis. Results revealed that graduates are expected to meet the global employability benchmark, competency skills and an appreciable level of safety consciousness. The outcome of this investigation is expected to contribute to the continuous development of the welding and fabrication curriculum in learning and also to meet industry requirements.


Education Employability Fabrication Graduates Industry Welding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eghosa Eguabor
    • 1
  • Clinton Aigbavboa
    • 2
  • Jan-Harm Pretorius
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Postgraduate School of Engineering ManagementUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Engineering and the Built EnvironmentUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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