Skyline University Nigeria has hosted key officers of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Kano Area Office, on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020. The visit, which was the first of its kind since the establishment of the university was organized to foster collaboration on the ITF mandate, particularly the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) for mutual benefits of both parties. The visiting team from the ITF includes the Area Manager, Mal. Quasim Abubakar, the Head of Training, Mr. Dauda Lawal and the Head of Admin, Alkasim Ahmed.
While delivering the opening remark, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Sudhakar Kota expressed hope that the meeting will mark a turning point in the history of industrial attachments opportunities for the students of the university. “I believe this is a very important aspect of training for our graduating students to improve and enhance their knowledge and skill set, boosts the performance of students and help them to meet career objectives, as well as update and master their skills. The VC Stated.
As a first time visitor, the Area Manager of the ITF Kano State chapter Mal. Quasim Abubakar posited that the expected relationship should cover the areas of Industrial Attachments, SIWES etc. as part of the mandate of the ITF to promote skills of students. In his words, the programme provides hands-on work experience from day one, providing students with the opportunity to work directly with inspiring and experienced professionals. The insights and skills gained by the end of the programme would be invaluable for future careers”.
He added that every aspect of students’ orientation of the industrial attachments programme will commenced with the approval & guidelines of the National Universities Commission (NUC), followed by application, students’ placement forms and an introductory letter from the university to the ITF. “We will be coming to give orientation to the students at the point of their departure for the SIWES programme”, he assured.
The Head of Corporate Affairs Department of Skyline University Nigeria, Engr. Bashir Garba appreciated the assurance by the Area Manager. He added that the Industrial Training Programme is designed for students to: Put theories and concepts into practice, Build work related skills required for the business environment through constructive feedback and supervision, Improve their general business/industry understanding, Gain additional skills in areas such as communication, team building, problem solving and analytical reasoning, Build valuable networks and contacts for professional development and finally gain insights into career options to support choice of specialized field area.