Attachment Policy

INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT – REGULATIONS ON POLICY AND TRAINING

 Introduction

This Industrial Attachment Policy (IAP) is to create opportunities to continuing students. The programme is tailored in such a way so as to improve labour market relevance and exposure. In addition, the programme provides a platform for on-the-job training, which will provide the trainee with the opportunity to have an insight into the practical application of their skills, safety consciousness and interpersonal skills in the labour industry.

 

The Industrial Attachment Training (IAT) is a mandatory requirement which will have to be satisfied by every student undertaking a degree programme. The purpose of this training is to supplement classroom training and instill in the students the right work attitudes and professionalism so that they can become effective and productive to industry or organizations.

 

The Industrial Attachment Training gives the learner an opportunity to interact and learn from industry, business and the community. This can be done in any organization of a student’s choice accepted by the University College, in the area of the student’s course specialization.

 

It is expected that students will gain first-hand experience in diverse sectors as they undergo the attachment experience.

 

Policy

This policy document is intended to guide the students and the department on undertaking industrial attachment training. Coordination of all activities shall be done by a Coordinator, appointed  by the University College to be in charge of attachment.

The industrial attachment is typically the equivalent of a 3-credit course. It should have a minimum of six weeks and is scheduled during holidays or term-time of the final year. It is coordinated through the Industrial Attachment Office in partnership with respective Schools and Departments.

 

Objectives of Industrial Attachment Training are to:

  1. Translate classroom knowledge to practical work assignments.
  2. Create positive work attitudes and professionalism through interaction with people in the
  3. Provide pre-professional work experience with specific assignments and responsibilities.
  4. Instill personal career interest to connect the University and the industry.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF TRAINEE/INTERN

  1. Selecting the attachment Institution;
  2. Collecting an introduction letter from the University College to be presented to the Host institution;
  • Submitting a filled acceptance form to the Industrial Attachment Office within four days after being accepted by the host institution;
  1. Reporting to the Perez-UC to which he/she is attached and carry out the attachment programme as required;
  2. Properly and timely filling in all the required documents;
  3. Demonstrating high standards of professionalism, adaptive and collaborative abilities at the attachment site;
  • Reporting to the Perez-UC any problem encountered likely to prevent him/her from having a successful attachment;
  • Submitting an industrial attachment report as per guidelines within 2 weeks after the completion of this exercise.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  1. a) By the end of the attachment period the Trainee/Intern should be able to:
  2. Enhance competencies and competitiveness in their fields of study;
  3. Gain understanding of workplace expectations and professional ethics;

iii. Take advantage of invaluable guidance from skilled supervisors;

  1. Build a network of professional and personal contacts;
  2. Better explore and pursue their personal and career development.

See Annex 1

 

  1. b) The University College will:
  2. Establish links with industry.
  3. Identify skill gaps and improve the quality of training.

iii. Have a balanced assessment of its trainees.

See Annex 2

  1. c) The Host Organization will:
  2. Validate the industrial relevance of the University College programmes.
  3. Benefit from short-time additional manpower to supplement existing staff.

iii. Benefit from and exploit students’ fresh perspectives and initiatives.

  1. Know future skills availability and scout potential employees among attached students

See Annex 2

Evaluation/Assessment

Evaluation is completed by the department supervising the learner and the Industrial Supervisor at the place of attachment. Interns are expected to keep a dairy or portfolio of all the activities and lessons learnt during the internship and submit a written report of their experience which will also be graded by the Supervisor back in the university. The Supervisor in the university may follow up to assess the student during the tenure of internship.

Follow up visit by University               –           20%

Industrial Supervisor                            –           20%

Written Report from Student                –           60%

 

NB: In all cases the Student shall write an attachment report, in the format given by the University College, detailing the experience gained.

Annex 1

LOG BOOK

Day …..

Date Objective(what you intend to achieve for the day) Activity

(The specific activity or methodology to use)

Learning Outcome

(Indicators pointing to the activities)

Remarks

(Was objective achieved? Is any follow up required?)

 

Annex 2

Name of the Student ……………………………………………………………………………

Reg.No. ……………………………………………………………………………………………

School………………………………………………………………………………………………

Department ………………………………………………………………………………………

Programme ………………………………………………………………………………………

Name of the attaching organization …………………………………………………………

Address ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Name of Industrial Supervisor…………………………………………………………………

Contact of Industrial supervisor………………………………………………………………

Period of attachment…………………………Weeks

From…………To…………

 

ATTRIBUTE TO BE ASSESSED

  

 

 

MAXIMUM MARKS      AWARDED

 

 

 

REMARKS

Practical orientation to tasks 4
Application of intellectual skills to tasks 4
Level of supervision 4
Proficiency in communication (spoken &written) 4
Relationship with colleagues 4
Use of tools (e.g. computers & related software) 4
Level of creativity in tasks performed 4
Level of initiative to perform tasks beyond normal hours 4
Level of honesty, integrity and trust 4
Appearance (e.g. dressing) 4
TOTAL 40%

 

UNIVERSITY SUPERVISORS ASSESSMENT

Comments ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. ………………

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University Supervisor Name……………… Sign………………………… Date………………

Comments………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

Industrial Supervisor Name……………………… Sign…………………             Date………………….