10:30 AMAcademic Registrar
The purpose of the Industrial Training is to provide exposure for the students on practical the practical and hands experience(s) of the field. Through this exposure, students will have better understanding of the art and design practice in general and sense of frequent and possible problems. This training is part of the learning process. So, the exposure that uplifts the knowledge and experience of a student needs to be properly documented in the form of a report. Through this report, the experience gained can be delivered to their peers. A properly prepared report can facilitate the presentation of the practical experience in an orderly, precise and interesting manner.
Objectives of Industrial Training
The objectives of Industrial Training to the RAAD students are:
- 1. Applying acquired knowledge in problem based exercises in real life industrial projects experience
- 2. Ensuring that the relevant programme coursework and training are conducted according to the expectations of the industry, to ensure the course(s) contents are relevant and up to date.
- 3. Providing opportunity for students to acquire practical skills and experience working on projects alongside industry experts.
- 4. Providing an opportunity for students to acquire interpersonal skills and ability for team work through interaction with professionals in their field of study.
- 5. Learning about ethics in the industry/ profession
- 6. Learning accepted safety practices in the industry/ profession
- 7. Providing an opportunity for students to learn about the industry of their discipline and related environment
- 8. Providing an opportunity for the industry to identify potential employees and to feedback comments on the degree programme at large.
- 9. Opportunity to obtain knowledge of how to make optimal decisions to resolve work challenges
Upon completion of Industrial Training, learners shall be able to:
- 1. Extend the boundaries of knowledge through research and development, to develop significant commitment in the students’ profession/specialisation
- 2. Integrate classroom theory with workplace practice
- 3. Develop greater clarity about academic and career goals
- 4. Develop new or advanced skills
- 5. Develop lifelong learning skills
- 6. Gain understanding of administrative functions and company culture
- 7. Appreciate the ethical basis of professional practice in relevant industry
- 8. Display a capacity for critical reasoning/thinking and independent learning
- 9. Exercise the role of the professional/specialist/manager/supervisor confidently in the relevant industry
- 10. Make a gradual transition from academia to career