KAAF University College is one of the tertiary educational institutions with the best well-organized and exemplary practical industrial training programmes in Ghana. Because of the importance attached to the practical training of our students, the institution has employed a full-time Industrial Liaison Officer, with a PhD in Human Resource Development (HRD) to coordinate and oversee the successful implementation of the practical training or the world of work (WoW) programmes.
The World of Work (WoW) or the Practical Industrial Training Programme is designed to equip students of the institution with employable skills and to prepare them to fit into the world of work after graduation. As part of the requirement for the award of all Bachelor Degree Certificates at KAAF University College, each student must undergo a supervised practical training programme to acquaint himself or herself with the current technological developments in industry and commerce.
The practical industrial training programme is 12 weeks (3 months), twice during the four (4) years of the degree programme. The programme attracts credit hours in KAAF University College, and students are required to present to their various departments’ comprehensive reports after each period of practical training (attachment).
In addition to the mandatory practical industrial training during the summer holidays, Mechanical Engineering students spend one whole day each week in workshops and garages around the University College during the semester.
In the same vein, Nursing students also embark on a weekly practical training programme in a nearby hospital each Friday. This is done to augment their intra-semester practical training programme. Organizations or industries where students are placed for the practical training would be expected to help the University College by completing confidential reports for each student. The two reports would be assessed and graded, and the marks obtained would reflect in the computation of the Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) for the award of the Bachelor Degree.
During such practical industrial training programmes, students are expected to comport themselves and adhere strictly to the rules and regulations of the host organization/ industry. The Industrial Liaison officer, Departmental Coordinators and Lecturers from the University College pay periodic visits to students during the period of training to assess their progress in terms of the acquisition of practical and employable skills.
Problems or challenges facing the host organization or industry could be presented to the students as project work for them to attempt to come out with possible solutions.
For further details regarding the Practical Industrial Training/ WoW Programmes, call the Industrial Liaison Officer on 0248738014 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are required to pick up a training logbook and an assumption of duty form from either the main administrative office or their departmental coordinators: