Are you looking for an introduction to SIWES? I’ve got you covered in this post.
Either you are at the phase of writing your SIWES report or its one of the courses you are offering this semester, you’ll find this helpful.
And if your purpose for searching is to have a knowledge of SIWES, you’ll also find this interesting.
So, let’s dive in.
Introduction to SIWES – What’s is Siwes?
To start with, SIWES is an acronym for Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme.
The Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is an accepted skills programme which forms part of the approved academic standards in the degree programme for Nigerian Universities.
In 1974, the Federal Government of Nigeria introduced the national policy on Industrial training, called the Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).
This programme is under the umbrella of the Ministry of Education through the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), was designed to help students acquire the necessary practical education/experience in their fields of study and other related professions.
This is an effort which was created in order to bridge the existing gap between the theory taught in the classroom and practice of science, agriculture, medicine, engineering, technology and other professional programmes in the Nigerian tertiary institutions.
This programme is aimed at exposing the students to the use of various machines and equipment’s, professional work methods and ways of safeguarding the work areas in industries as well as other organizations and parastatals.
The programme was established basically to impact elaborate practical understanding to students with respect to their various disciplines.
It is also intended that the student through a process of relation to academic knoImwledge and practical industrial application would understand the underlying principles and become better focused and acquire the practical applications towards excellence in his or her discipline.
Importance of SIWES / Functions of SIWES
With the above introduction to SIWES, you should already have an idea of the importance of SIWES. But to make its easier for you, here’s an outline of the importance of SIWES.
1. Equip Students with Skills
What’s worse than attending an institution with poor facilities? But the reality is, that’s the state of most of the Federal and State universities in Nigeria.
Either they don’t have equipment and machines or they have a damaged one for exhibition.
And as a result, students graduate from school without being employable. They literally don’t have skills and knowledge of equipment they have been taught in school.
The function and introduction of SIWES is to equip students with skills pertaining to their field. To make them employable.
2. Increase Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is a fire that’s been widely across countries. Another importance of SIWES is its way of igniting the entrepreneurship fire in students.
It helps them identify ways and sub-fields they can capitulate on.
For instance, as an electrical students, you could easily find opportunities that you might still hold-on to, even after the program.
3. Rethink your Stand
While this isn’t an obvious importance of SIWES, I believe its quite essential to talk about here.
Better late than never, SIWES gives you the opportunity to reconsider your course of choice and your future career.
You don’t want to graduate from school just to discover you studied the wrong course. Either it is lack of job opportunities or total distaste for the profession, its better late than never.
With SIWES, you can experience what your work life would looklike after graduation. If it isn’t what you expected, you have got an opportunity to reconsider.
Trust me, better late than never.
Continue reading – History of SIWES, Aims and Objectives
Introduction to SIWES – Conclusion
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