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FEDERAL COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, IBADAN, NIGERIA.

WELCOME TO STUDENTS'INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME (SIWES) UNIT.


BASIC FACTS ABOUT SIWES


STUDENT INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME (SIWES)

SIWES is a skill training programme designed to expose students of the College to industry-based situations they may likely face after graduation. The scheme affords students the opportunity to familiarize and expose themselves to a wide range of equipments and facilities that relates to what have been learnt while in the college. It is a bridge between theory and industrial application for knowledgeacquisition; hence, students are expected to be disciplined in order to portray the good image of the College.

SIWES (101) is a 2-unit course and a prerequisite for graduation from the college. Its pass mark is 50%. Students may and may not be given stipend from the Federal Government through the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), but must take it with all seriousness.

SIWES Objectives

According to ITF, SIWES handbook 2004, the objectives are as follow:

(i) Provide an avenue for students in institutions of higher learning to acquire skills and experience in their course of study in various areas of technology and science.

(ii) Prepare students for industrial work situations in which they will be involved after graduation.

(iii) Expose students to work methods and techniques in handling equipments and machineries that may not be available in their institutions.

(iv) Make transactions from the school to the world of work easier and enhance student’s contacts for later job placement.

(v) Provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge in real work situations thereby bridging the gap between theroy and practical.

(vi) Enlist and strengthen employer’s involvement in the entire education process and prepare student for employment in industry and commerce.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

(i) All students in their first year under the National Diploma programme are expected to attend the SIWES Orientation Seminar organized by the Department. This is part of Continous Assessment for the course (SIWES 101).

(ii) Each student must collect in person his/her SIWES materials from the SIWES office of the College.

(iii) Sixteen (16) weeks of SIWES attachment is mandatory

(iv) Daily activities should be reported in the SIWES Training Logbook signed and stamped by the Industry-based supervisor on weekly basis.

(v) SPE 1 Form should be submitted to the nearest ITF office by the first week of resumption at the place of attachment and logbooks should be signed and stamped with ITF by the last week of attachment (i.e if ITF official unable to visit during the period of attachment).

(vi) Form 8, must be duly filled, signed and stamped by the Industry-based supervisor (last week of attachment) and Institution supervisor (latest by the first week of resumption at the college).

(vii) Students should be ready to present SIWES seminars and defend their reports at the point of submission.

SIWES Training Logbook

SIWES Training logbook is a book to assist students to keep accurate record/activities while going through the attachment and present it to the department/section where the students had worked for verification.

Therefore:

(i) Students must record activities of each working week clearly with sketches and diagrams where necessary.

(ii) Students must submit their logbooks to their trainers (Industry-based supervisor) every week for comments and signature.

(iii) The training coordinator of the college will check the logbooks at regular intervals to ensure that proper training is being received and record his / her comments in the space provided for this purpose towards the end of the logbook.

(iv) Trainee should always be in possession of the logbook while at work. This will enable the visiting supervisor to complete the appropriate part whenever a visit is made.

(v) The ITF may use the last two pages for its official purposes and therefore should be left blank.

Dr. (Mrs)Victoria E. OKPEZE

Head of Department