Monday, 15 July 2013

Broad Benefits of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme

Benefits to Students
        The following are the benefits of SIWES to Students:
1.  Learn to assume responsibility.
2.  Gain knowledge and attitudes necessary for successful programme.
3.  Acquire good work habits.
4.  Learn how to get along with fellow workers and employers.
5.  Develop personality and poise.
6.  Earn necessary funds.

7.  Realize the connection between on the job production and wages.
8.  Discover the relationship between education and job success.
9.  Explore the fields on which they feel their career interest lie and determine whether or not these fields are suitable for them.
10.  Broaden their knowledge for the occupational world (Ihimekpen & Abiri, 1999).
Benefits to the School
        SIWES is of benefit to the school in the various ways:
1.  Provides an opportunity to relate academic training to job requirements.
2.  Utilize many community facilities and resources of training purposes.
3.  Increases the school ability to hold students in school for a longer period of time.
4.  Provide assistance in occupational guidance.
5.  Enables the school to keep abreast of development in the business and industrial world.
6.  Provides a direct avenue through which the school can meet community needs.
7.  Develop good community school relations.
8.  Acquaints employers with the work that can be performed by young people who are trained in the school (Ihimekpen & Abiri, 1999).
Benefits to the Employers
        SIWES benefits the employers in the following ways:
1.  Provides a pool of part time workers from which to select permanent employees at a later date.
2.  Provides an opportunity for the employer to refine and validate the company’s own training methods.
3.  Provides the employers with employees who are receiving additional training through related instruction at school training desired but not warranted or possible on the job.
4.  Serves as a training programme for prospective employees of small business or industries.
Reduce turnover because the employees have become adjusted to the job before they attempt full time employment (Ihimekpen & Abiri, 1999).

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