On Thursday 10th February 2022, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charity Aremu charged students proceeding on Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) to see the scheme as an opportunity to acquire relevant skills required in the world of works. She disclosed this at the 2022 Pre-Attachment Orientation Programme organized for students in the Colleges of Engineering (COE), Pure and Applied Science (CPAS), and Business and Social Sciences (CBS) who by the end of the semester would be embarking on the scheme.

Professor Charity, who passionately appealed to the students to maximize the industrial attachment opportunities in order to garner relevant experience that would serve as a springboard for their successful career in future, also urged them to pay rapt attention to the orientation programme. “Orientation is all about creating knowledge and informing you of your expectation, so this meeting is about creating the pathway to tread upon before you become a pathfinder. Gleaning from these rubrics, you are to learn from it because the world of works goes beyond what you learn in class. Skill acquisition is causing waves across nations of the world today, so no matter your class of degree or area of specialization, you need to acquire the necessary skills. After being trained you need to train yourself and the platform for training yourself is what SIWES is giving”, she added. 

In her remarks, the Industrial Training Funds (ITF) Ilorin Area Manager, Mrs Quadri Temitayo represented by Alhaji Rauf Sule stated that SIWES is a mandatory skill training programme designed for students of higher learning to prepare and expose them for industrial work situations they are to meet after graduation. According to her, providing an avenue for students to acquire industrial skills and experiences, preparing students for industrial work situations after graduation, exposing students to work methods and techniques, and providing students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge in real work situations, thereby bridging the gap between theory and practice among others are some of the objectives of the scheme. She then urged participants to be good ambassadors of Landmark University in their respective attachments, bringing to the fore the skills gathered during the industrial training to be job providers instead of seekers in the nearest future. 

Other ITF Officials and some Landmark University Faculty at the event later took the participants through an orientation session, presenting papers on relevant topics on the use of SIWES forms, guidelines for writing SIWES report, and safety practices in industries among others.  The event also featured a session of practicals and interactions. 

 Landmark University SIWES Coordinator, Engr. Bamidele Ogunsemi who expressed appreciation to Management of the University for organizing the orientation programme also commended the commitment of the University towards the development of the Scheme.




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