Employee engagement refers to what takes place when people are interested in a positive way
and when they are excited about their jobs, exercise discretionary behaviour and are motivated to
achieve high levels of performance. The present research therefore examined employee
engagement of the academic staff in the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Colleges in South Africa. A quantitative design was used. In total, 2 054 academic staff completed
the questionnaire. A self-administered 4-point Likert-type scale questionnaire was developed. The
data was gathered and then analysed by using the Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences
(SPSS). Descriptive statistics were used to present the findings. An employee engagement
framework, which incorporates the main ideas of the article, suggests a new perspective about
how to foster and manage employee engagement in today’s workplace is presented.
South African Journal of Higher Education
South African Journal of Education
An employee engagement framework for technical vocational education and training colleges in South Africa.