This paper was designed to look at acquisition of skills and competences by technical education teachers as instrument for national growth in Nigeria. The paper x-rayed the national policy on education and the same time, looked at the present implementation programme on ground in different vocational and technical education institutions in Nigeria. The components examined in the implementation programmes are the teacher, skills and competencies acquired by teachers, methods of instruction, policy thrust and reformation and strategies for human resource development. It was based on the findings, recommendations were made that government should employ trained teachers and also give in-service training to the old and new teachers to improve their knowledge, skills and competencies in technical education among others.
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