Siwes Industrial Training Report

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CHAPTER ONE
1.0 INTRODUCTION The students industrial work experience (SIWES) is a skill training program designed to expose and prepare students of higher institution for the working environment they are likely to meet after graduation. SIWES was established by industrial training fund (ITF) in 1973 to solve the problem of lack of adequate practical skills, in preparation for employment in industries by Nigeria graduates. The SIWES program runs in the Nigeria universities in conjunction with the industrial training fund unit, to promote practical in tertiary institution. The aim of the program is to bridge the gap existing between theoretical aspect of what is being taught in the lecture rooms and what is actually obtained
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IAR & T serves the needs of the Nigerian farmers in general and farmers in southwestern Nigeria in particular within the context of its integrated agricultural resources, development and training strategy. The institute has 560 staff members
1.3 MISSION AND FOCUS OF THE INSTITUTE To serve as a national center for integrated improvement of the genetic potential yield, utilization and nutritional qualities of major foods and agro-industrial crops as well as livestock breeds adapted to the broad agro-ecological zones of southwestern Nigeria. IAR & T investigates, evaluate, develops and promotes farming systems based on improved technologies aimed at increasing and maximizing the overall agricultural productivity and production.IAR & T provides recent junior, intermediate and high level manpower training for national agriculture development. The institute also collaborates with other universities, national, regional and international institutions in the practical application and adoption of improved agricultural production technologies. The institute has six research programs which are land and water resource management program, cereal improvement program, farming system research and extension program, industrial crop improvement program, livestock improvement program and grain legumes improvement program. It also comprise of four service units namely; crop production unit, library and documentary

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