STUDENT INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME (SIWES)
The student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is to:
a) Give the participating students the chance before the completion of the National Diploma Programme to apply the knowledge acquired in the class in real work situations;
b) Assess the student’s interest in and suitability for the occupation they have chosen, and
c) Let the student have a first hand experience and work methods and conditions that cannot be gained in the classroom, and to expose students to production machineries that are not usually available in schools.
At the end of the second semester of National Diploma I, every student are expected to undergo four months of Industrial Attachment in line with regulations governing students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme as may be issued from time to time by the Academic Board.
The Industrial Training and Liaison Committee of the Institute is responsible for seeking placements industries, establishments, etc for every student.
It is mandatory for every student on attachment to:
a) Be punctual and regular at his/her place of attachment. When traveling out, he/she should seek permission from the industry-based supervisor.
b) Record all training activities in a standard logbook which he/she should always bring to the place of work; and
c) Complete the end of programme evaluation form and write a comprehensive report of his/her experiences during the period of attachment.
Lecturers will be sent to supervise the students at least once at a convenient time, which would not be made known to the student(s).
Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) shall be assessed on the basis of the students’ log book, supervisors score, and the students’ written report. The relative weighting shall be as follows:a) 40% Industry based supervisor’s report
b) 20% Polytechnic based supervisor’s report
c) 20% Log book record
d) 20% Defence of report
Making total of 100%