Effectiveness of a Training Program to Qualify Home-economics Female Graduates to Start Small Businesses

Hemat M. Fauomy, Amal A. AlShehry


This study aims to prepare a training program to qualify the female graduates to start small businesses, and to investigate the validity of the program in acquiring knowledge and skills through making handicrafts. The experimental method was used in this study. The instruments of the study are the training program, achievement test, skill test and assessment measure. The skills of the study are limited to preparing furniture for children’s rooms: Curtains, tapestry, quilt, cover of tissue box, toy box, table cloths, box for keeping pens, pillows and floor pillows. The study resulted in the effectiveness of the training program conducted in this study to qualify the Home-economics female graduates to establish small businesses and to make use of their skills and competencies for making progress in economic development and community service.

Keywords: effectiveness, training program, home economics, graduates, small businesses.

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