Proceedings of The 4th International Academic Conference on Teaching, Learning and Education
Student Industrial Training: It’s Impact On Teaching and Learning of Fashion Design and Textiles
Osei, Joseph, Opoku, Matilda
Studies have revealed that industrial training is vital to higher institutions which train students in terms of skills acquisition. Therefore, there is a need to incorporate the concept of industrial attachment as a requirement which students need to fulfill before they are considered for graduation. Students during industrial attachment are expected to relate what they learn in school to what is done in the industry. Again, students are also expected to learn something new to what they learn in the training institutions in order to prepare them well to meet the demands of the job market. The objectives of the study are to: Find out what students expect from the industry during industrial training. Analyze the kind of training given to students in the industry. Evaluate the impact of industrial training of students on teaching and learning of fashion. The researchers adopted Descriptive survey approach with the use of questionnaire for the study. Purposive sampling technique was used to sample respondents. The study revealed the following major findings: there is linkage between what students learn in school and what goes on in the industry, Students do not expect to learn new things from the industry, students had objectives in mind when going for industrial attachment, the study found that student respondents were given supervisors to perform specific work, students do well in class after industrial attachment. The findings indicate that there should be a linkage between skill training institutions and industry.
keywords: Attachment; Industrial; Institution; Linkage; Skills.