Overview of the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)
The scheme is funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria and jointly coordinated by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and supervised by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF)
The Objectives of the Scheme are to:
(i) Provide avenues for students to acquire industrial skills and experience during their course of study.
(ii) Prepare students for industrial work situation they are likely to meet after graduation.
(iii) Expose students to work methods and techniques in handling equipment and machineries that may not be available in the university;
(iv) Provide students with the opportunities to apply their educational knowledge in real work situations, thereby bridging the gap between theory and practice.
(v) To make the transition from the schooling to world of work easier through enhancing students’ contact for later job placement.