Industrial Training is important for making an engineering student work ready. To graduate from an engineering program, all students must complete a minimum of 45 days of approved Industrial Training. It means, not only do you graduate with some real on-the-job experience, you also qualify for accreditation by Engineers.
An engineering student’s Industrial Training must happen at the same time they are enrolled in the program. It doesn’t all have to happen in one stretch, ideally your 45 days of engineering industry training could be spread out over a year as an engineering internship or over your summer holidays at the end of the engineering. Most of you would have done work experience at high school, this is just the next step up.
What students get out of engineering Industrial Training?
The main reason engineering students need to do Industrial Training (IT) is so they are well prepared for a job in their chosen field. It is a chance for you to put what you have learned at university to work in the kind of real-life situations you will come up against when you start your career. Industrial training gives you great experience during your Bachelor of Engineering degree including:
First-hand experience working as an engineering professional
Apply your technical knowledge and engineering methods to a real-life situations
Work with other engineering professionals
Experience what it’s like to work in a professional organization
Increase your technical, interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
Observe interactions of engineers with other professional groups
Witness the functioning and organization of business and companies
Objectives of industrial training?
Training in an industrial environment provides the trainees with the opportunity to develop a problem solving attitude.
It also diversifies their practical experience and helps them in developing the attributes of team work and correlation with members of other professions and disciplines.
It is intended to provide the trainees with a new dimension to their experience.
This would necessarily involve exposure of trainees to the entire gamut of activities of industrial establishments in a phased and systematic manner.
An exposure to the working environment of a large commercial organization will give them an integrated view of its operations.