Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)
The Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) was initiated in 1973 by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF). It is a tripartite programme involving the students, the Universities and Industries. It is funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria and jointly coordinated by the ITF and the National Universities Commission (NUC). It is a skill training programme designed to expose and prepare students of tertiary Institutions for the industrial work situation they are likely to meet after graduation. The scheme also affords the students the opportunity of familiarizing and exposing themselves to the needed experience in handling equipment and machinery.
Objectives of SIWES
Provide avenues for students to acquire industrial skills and experience during their course of study.
Prepare students for industrial work situation they are likely to meet after graduation.
Expose students to work methods and techniques in handling equipment and machineries.
Provide students with the opportunities to apply their educational knowledge in real work situations, thereby bridging the gap between theory and practice.
To make the transition from the world of schooling to the world of work easier through enhancing students’ contact, for later job placement.ty of familiarizing and exposing themselves to the needed experience in handling equipment and machinery.