The Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB) has organised a five-day orientation programme for all eligible students in State Technical Colleges as part of efforts to adequately prepare them for the commencement of their compulsory three-month Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in different organisations.
Mrs. Omolara Erogbogbo, Executive Secretary (LASTVEB), speaking at the orientation programme, said SIWES is a requirement for students in the Technical Colleges to graduate and must, therefore, be properly supervised by the industrial managers and their school teachers.
She said the programme must be taken seriously, being a period for students to put what they have learnt into practice as well as get exposed to the use of modern machines, equipment and tools.
The Secretary implored participants to stay away from drugs, alcohols and bad gangs, urging them to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by their employers during the programme which will take place between January 21 and April 26, 2019.
Mr. Laolu Oguntuyi, Director, Technical and Vocational Services (DTVS), and one of the facilitators remarked that the SIWES is different from the classroom setting and it is not a vacation job but a course of study.
He, therefore, advised the students to always make use of their logbooks by recording their daily activities in it, to be good ambassadors of their colleges and to abide by the rules and regulations of industries they are attached to for SIWES.