The students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) was established in 1973/1974 session. Prior to the establishment of the scheme, there was a growing concern among our industrialists that graduates of our institutions of higher learning lacked adequate practical background studies preparatory for employment in the Industries. It is against this background that the rationale for initiating and designing the scheme was hinged. Consequently, the scheme affords students the opportunity of familiarizing and exposing themselves to the needed experience in handling equipment and machinery that are usually not available in their institutions.
Federal University of Technology, Yola, is one of the participating Institutions. All the programmes of the University with exception of those in school of Management and information Technology have been approved for SIWES by the National Universities Commission (NUC). An average of 1,300 students of the University has been participating in the scheme every year for the past three years.
Federal University of Technology, Yola believes, in the provision of an avenue for students to acquire practical industrial exposure in their respective disciplines during the course of their studies. This is because, such exposure would prepare students to fit more readily, into industrial work environment after graduation. The scheme also offers lecturers the opportunity to evaluate the relevance of training to the needs of industries.
Vision StatementThe vision of the Federal University of Technology, Yola is to have a functional SIWES unit capable of galvanizing all stake holders and harnessing available resources that will enable students of the institution acquire necessary practical skills that will predispose them to meet the needs of their societies and also improve on the means of production.
Mission StatementTo achieve the above vision, the University is committed to establishing a functional SIWES Unit capable of identifying relevant industries and organizations in all the geopolitical zones of the country with a view to ensuring that our students are accepted and assigned to relevant on – the job training and effectively supervised.
OBJECTIVESThe main objective of the scheme is to bridge the identified gap and practice of Engineering and Technology in tertiary institutions.
The specific objectives of the scheme are to:
i. Provide an avenue for students in institutions of higher learning to acquire industrial skills and experience in their courses of study especially in Engineering and allied fields.
ii. Prepare students for post graduation work situation
iii. Expose students to work methods and techniques in handling equipment and machinery that may not be available in educational institutions
iv. Provide opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in real work situations thereby bridging the gap between theory and practice.
v. Ease the transition from school to the world of work and enhance students contacts for later job placement, and
vi. Enlist and strengthen employers involvement in the educational process of preparing students for employment in industries.
LIST OF STAFF
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1. Prof. C. Akosim Ph.D Coordinator view Profile
2. Mrs. Ladi John Cert. Secretariat study Secretary
3. Mal Aminu Abba W.A.S.C. Cheif Clerical Officer