The industrial training program provides supervised practical training to students during each academic year as provided for by the calendar issued by Ministry of Education and Sports. This training is provided by both government organizations and in the private sector. Industrial Training prepares students to face the professional working world which will make graduates more focused and appreciative of the hopes and expectations that the industry has for them.

Placement of Students

Placement of students for Industrial Training is the responsibility of the college. Students should however ensure that they secure placement through the college or through personal arrangements. The college liaises with the relevant industry to secure industrial training opportunities for the students. Students are oriented on industrial training guidelines before they report for industrial training and special emphasis is put on the following:

Purpose of Industrial Training

The purpose of Industrial Training is to enable lecturers and instructors assess formally educational attainments, intelligence, aptitude, personality and character of their learners developed during the training period. It also facilitates integration of knowledge and skills acquired from the college. It creates linkages between the industry and training institutions.

Objectives of Industrial Training

The objectives of industrial training include the following

  1. To expose the trainee to the environment in the world of work
  2. To equip students with practical and hands-on skills needed in the world of work
  3. To enable students interface and get exposure to the dynamics of applying theoretical knowledge to real industrial routine operations
  4. To create linkage for future job reference and placement of students by industry
  5. To create linkage between the world of work and institutions
  6. To identify gaps in the curriculum which will lead to its improvement
  7. To boost and improve students’ competencies so as to keep abreast with the changing demands of world of work and technological advancement.

Scope of Industrial Training 

Industrial training is normally carried out at the end of each academic year for a period not less than eight (8) weeks and not exceeding twelve (12) weeks.

Assessment in Industrial Training

Industrial training shall constitute a complete module of the training. Assessment in Industrial Training shall portray;

  • The progress of the learners
  • The appropriateness of the curriculum and the effectiveness of the methodology used in assessment
  • Giving all the relevant evidence in view of its appropriate weight and particularly adhering to the set professional standards

Industrial Training Stakeholders

The parties responsible for industrial training include UBTEB Secretariat, The College Principal, Industrial Training Coordinator, Field Supervisor in the world of work, Supervisor from the College and the Student.

Roles of Industrial Training Stakeholders

UBTEB Secretariat roles include:

  • Issuing Industrial Training guidelines to the college
  • Monitoring the implementation of the Industrial Training
  • Ensuring that Industrial Training marks have been received from the college and captured.

The Principals roles include:

  • Coordinating with the industrial training officer to ensure timely execution of the Industrial Training processes and activities
  • Submitting the Industrial Training placement lists to the Secretariat
  • Presenting of Industrial Training performance reports to the Board
  • Submitting of Industrial Training marks to the Board

The Industrial Training Coordinator roles include:

  • Sensitization and guidance of students before, during and after Industrial Training
  • Placement of students for Industrial Training
  • Establishing linkages and relationships with the stakeholders in the world of work
  • Maintaining database of all industries for job references and placements
  • Overseeing supervision of students
  • Coordinating the marking of Industrial Training reports through Heads of departments
  • Preparing of Industrial Training work plans for the college in liaison with the principal and UBTEB

Field Supervisors in the world of work roles include:

  • Receiving and orient the trainees about the company policies, tools and general operations
  • Assigning tasks to the trainees
  • Providing trainees with identification tags
  • Assessing, guide, monitor and supervise the tasks assigned to the trainees on a daily or weekly basis
  • Recommending students after the Industrial Training for job offers or otherwise
  • Inspecting and cross-checking log books on a daily basis
  • Guiding the trainees in the preparation of the final Industrial Training reports; the report should bear both the signatures of the field supervisor and institution’s supervisor.

Academic Supervisor’s roles include:

  • Guiding students on report writing
  • Providing feedback to the college through progressive reports and recommendations
  • Participating in the assessment of Industrial Training and marking of reports
  • Moderating the work of field supervisors
  • Visiting students while in industries or field

The Students roles include:

  • Adhering to all safety precautions and professional code of conduct at the place of training
  • Reporting for training on daily basis or as arranged with the field supervisor
  • Keeping a record of all tasks undertaken in the log book
  • Preparing and submitting weekly reports to the field supervisor for assessment
  • Participating in the organization’s events and activities

Source: Uganda Business & Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB)