A delegation from Accra Technical University (ATU), lead by Prof. Emmanuel Ameko (Pro. Vice Chancellor) are to understudy the Virtual Industrial Attachment (VIRA) module which is held at the end of every academic year at Koforidua Technical University (KTU) so as they could replicate it at their institution. KTU is the first among the Technical Universities and the Traditional Universities to introduce such a module.
This was realized during the 2016/2017 opening ceremony of the Virtual Industrial Attachment (VIRA), held at Aba Bentil theater on Monday, 12th June, 2017. The program will run for three weeks with intensive practical training and ends on the 30th of June, 2017.
Hitherto, the industrial attachment forms part of grading students, since it portrays what they practically learnt at the respective companies posted to. VIRA was instituted to aid students who in one way or the other did not get placement at any company/organisation for their internship.
The VIRA module which started in 2009 with only three (3) programmes, that is, Computer Science, Computer Networking Management and Marketing; now has Seven (7) programmes in place, namely Computer Science, Purchasing and Supply, Marketing, Accounting, Secretaryship and Management Studies, Hospitality, and Computer Networking Management.
The Virtual Industrial Attachment Programme (VIRA) – Provides students with practical training on campus. Students gain relevant practical experience as seasoned industrial experts are engaged to facilitate the programme.
VIRA Provides quality hands-on experience to students and bridges the gap between academia and industry.
In conclusion, what keeps the programme alive is the internal review committee,which does evaluation after the programme for more innovations with support from quality assurance and also the massive positive feedback received from students after the programme.
Participants of the programme are therefore encouraged to take the daily activities very serious.