Solomon Gausa, Mercy Wanduara, Jacqueline Kisato


This study examines the CAD-CAM training received and its usage in the textile industries of Northern Nigeria. Cross-sectional descriptive survey was used in collecting quantitative data. The study was conducted on a sample size of 152 which was drawn from a population of 196 with a response rate of 96.1% (146). Statistical package for social science (SPSS) 20was used in analyzing the data. The study targeted textile industry CEOs, designers, and technologists. The findings revealed a low level (44.2%) on CAD-CAM training and usage. Similarly, 76.0% of the staff lack competency in the use of CADCAM technology. Pearson's correlation was also used to determine the direction of associations between CAD-CAM training and CAD-CAM usage in textile industries of Northern Nigeria. Moreso, a linear regression was performed and the result reveales that, a correlational relationship exist between independent variables and the dependent variables. The study hypothesis was tested at p<0.05 alpha index, and CAD-CAM training received, indicates that t=13.179, p< 0.020. This implies that training is statistically significant. The study recommends that textile industries, stakeholders and government should collaborate with other training bodies such as textile training institutes and software developers to improve workers' training and re-training capacity in CAD-CAM through promotion and after-sale training. Industries leaders and government should invest in CAD-CAM technology.

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