Students’ Competencies in Beauty-Nail Care and the Availability of Materials, Tools, and Equipment: Basis for Entrepreneurial Management Plan

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Leomar A. Ypanto


Entrepreneurship has a huge potential to be a universal economic remedy in increasing employment rate and economic prosperity for developing or developed countries. Philippines, as a developing country, embedded in its educational curriculum beauty-nail care as a course that serves as a good start for students to land a job. In this study, the secondary students’ competencies in beauty-nail care were assessed with the use of appropriate statistical analysis. The instrument used in this study is an adapted questionnaire from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) which went through validation and reliability testing with a good Cronbach’s Alpha. The findings revealed that the materials (2.33), tools (2.58), and (1.78) showed less to no availability at all. In the competency level of the respondents, it revealed that the basic (p=0.86) and common (p=0.22) competencies are not significant to the availability of equipment. However, the core (p=0.04) competency displayed a significant relationship with the availability of the equipment. Further, the performance of the respondents in the three competencies has significantly differed with a p-value of 0.00 illustrating that respondents performed better in one competency than in the other competencies. To this end, it is hereby recommended that the beauty-nail care students’ competencies can be improved through sufficient materials and equipment for entrepreneurial activities which an Entrepreneurial Management Plan can be of great help as basis for better policy making in TESDA and in the Department of Education (DepEd).

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