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Performance Level and Competency of the Automotive Students in Preventive Maintenance Servicing



Edward B. Tayam and Orlando D. Doncillo, 2024. Performance Level and Competency of the Automotive Students in Preventive Maintenance Servicing. United International Journal for Research & Technology (UIJRT). 5(8), pp166-178.


This research aims to elevate the caliber of automotive technology programs at Sorsogon State University, with a keen focus on preventive maintenance to meet the evolving demands of the automotive industry. By scrutinizing the proficiency of third year students in automotive technology, particularly in vehicle preventive maintenance across specific mileage intervals (5,000, 10,000, 20,000, and 40,000 kilometers), the study assesses the alignment of educational outcomes with industry standards. The analysis revealed a predominance of ‘Very Good’ competency ratings among students, indicating a concentration of competence yet a scarcity of exceptional performance, suggesting the need for reassessment of evaluation criteria. Additionally, no significant correlation was found between students’ self-assessment scores and their actual performance in preventive maintenance servicing, highlighting the limitations of self-assessment in vocational education settings. The research identifies critical areas for improvement in automotive preventive maintenance training, such as enhancing resources, increasing practical sessions, and reducing class sizes. The study underscores the necessity of curriculum reforms and the implementation of support mechanisms to better prepare students for the automotive industry. While focused on a specific institution and timeframe, the findings provide valuable insights into curriculum development and the potential for broader applicability in similar educational contexts.

Keywords: automotive students, competency, mileage, performance level, preventive maintenance servicing

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