A TECHNICAL REPORT ON STUDENT INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME (SIWES)

A TECHNICAL REPORT ON STUDENT INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME (SIWES)

ABSTRACT

SIWES (Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme) was established by the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the year 1973 to cater for the problem of underdevelopment and skill acquisition and also to impact practical knowledge and skills to students, thus bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical. The Scheme exposes students to industry based skills necessary for a smooth transition from the classroom to the world of work. It affords students of tertiary institutions the opportunity of being familiarized and exposed to the needed experience in handling machinery and equipment which are usually not available in the educational institutions. The major reason behind the embankment of students in SIWES was to expose them to industrial environment and enable them develop occupational competence so that they can readily contribute their quota to national economic and technological development after graduation. Beside the practical knowledge acquired, it introduces the student to the rules and regulations, principles and etiquette of the environment grading their various disciplines and capacities. The Student Industrial working Experience Scheme is the accepted skill training program, which form part of the approved minimum academic standard in the various degree programs, for all Nigeria Universities. So the scheme affords the students the opportunity of familiarizing and exposing them to the needed experience in handling equipment and machinery which are usually not available in the institutions related to their course of study. The 400 level Industrial attachment is aimed at exposing the student to hands on practical aspect of various lessons that has been taught in class and to provide other practical training relevant to the field of engineering and general development. This report focuses on the experience gained at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Akangba sub-region, Surulere, Lagos.

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A TECHNICAL REPORT ON STUDENT INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME (SIWES)