BRIEF HISTORY OF SIWES (SIWES) is a skill training programme designed to expose and prepare students . WHO is WHO in Nigeria etc. Siwes is good HISTORY OF SIWES (STUDENT INDUSTRIAL WORK In the earlier stage of science and technology education in Nigeria. SIWES Industrial Training was established by ITF in the year to serve the problem BRIEF HISTORY OF SIWES Juhel Nigeria Limited is located at Emene, the industrial hub of Enugu, Enugu state capital, Nigeria.

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Since its introduction by the ITF in the Scheme has gone through series of reforms. Consequently, SIWES Programme was introduced into the curriculum of tertiary institutions in the country as far iswes as with students from 11 institutions of higher learning.

However, the scheme has over the years contributed immensely to the personal development and motivation of students to be able to understand the important connection between the taught and learnt content of their academic programmes and what knowledge and skill will be expected of them on professional practice after graduation. Meanwhile, the need for students to possess adequate information on SIWES is further underlined by the fact that SIWES is a course of study that attract two, four and six credit units in Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Universities respectively, depending on the need attached to it by the institutions.

The availability of required information therefore, enhances the capacity of students to work for and earn the credit units allotted for SIWES, rather than wobbling through the training intervention because of lack of pertinent information.


History of SIWES programme in Nigeria

The Scheme was designed to exposed students to the industrial environment and enable them develop occupational experiences so that they can readily contribute their quota to national economic and technological development after graduation. Consequently, SIWES is a planned and structured programme based on stated and specific career objectives, which are geared toward developing the occupational competencies of participants. The objectives are to: Provide an avenue for students in institution of higher learning to acquire industrial skills and experience during their course of study.

Prepare students for industrial work situation that they are likely to meet after graduation.

Expose students to work methods and techniques in handling equipment and machinery that may not be available in their institutions. Make the transition from school to the world of work carrier and enhances students contacts for later job placements. Provide students with the opportunities to apply their educational knowledge in real work situations, thereby bridging the gap between theory hkstory practical.

Introduction to Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) | mySIWES Placement

Is charged with the responsibility of promoting and encouraging the acquisition of skill, commerce and industry, with the view to generating a pool of trained indigenous manpower sufficient to meet the need of the economy. SIWES, is aimed at developing the human resources of the nation.

Therefore, harnessing the potentials of SIWEs for Industrial, technological and Economic development, however, demands that the three major SIWES stakeholders or actors students, institutions and employers be empowered to fully participate and cooperate with one another in implanting the scheme.


While such cooperation requires that, the three actors share the same information on all basic aspects of SIWES.

This is because the knowledge and skill acquired through training by students are internalized, and it becomes relevant, during job performances or functions.

Wiwes other benefits include: Opportunity for students to blend theoretical knowledge acquired in the classroom with practical hand-on application of knowledge required to perform work in industry.

Exposes students to the working environment, i. Provision of an enabling environment where students can develop and enhance personal attributes such as critical thinking, creativity, initiative, resourcefulness leadership, time management, presentation of skills and interpersonal skills. Prepares students for employment and makes transition from school to the work environment easier after graduation.

Enables Ov Bridge the gap between the acquired skills in the institutions and the relevant production skill required in the work organization. Enhances students contact with potential employers while on training. Director of sunits View profile.