Industrial attachment is an essential part of a student’s academic programme. It normally lasts for a period of 3 months. A student is supposed to be attached to a company or organization that offers services that are related to the student’s course of study.
At the end of the attachment, the student is required to write a report that is about 20 pages
Let’s first get to undertake basic industrial attachment terms;
An Attachee-This term refers to the student who is on attachment
Industry supervisor-This the person/employee in the industry who has the responsibility of training the attachee
School supervisor-This is the lecturer professor who will be sent by the university or college to find out the progress the attachee is making.
Logbook-This is a book where the student records the activities that he/she performs on a daily basis while on attachment. It is divided into days/weeks/month (you can buy the logbook at the bookshop Administration)
Benefits of industrial attachment to students
In summary, some of the benefits of industrial attachment include;
- Exposing the student to the demands and challenges of the workplace
- Gaining practical experience
- Gaining working ethics
- Helping the student acquire self reliance skills