Head of Industrial Liaison Office

Mr Jackson Abuga Kerabai

The industrial liaison office is in charge of coordinating all matters related to the industrial attachment of all trainees and trainers. The office provides the linkage to the industries with any firm or organization where our trainees and trainers can acquire the necessary practical skills and knowledge that can only be learnt outside the confines of the lecture rooms.

The Nyamira National Polytechnic offers several courses examined both internally and externally by:

  • Kenya national examination council (KNEC).
  • Curriculum Development, Assessment and Certification Council (CDACC).
  •  National industrial training authority (NITA)

Industrial Training and or Attachment is a requirement and all the examining bodies mentioned above have their specific requirements on industrial training and or attachment.

The office is headed by the Industrial Liaison Officer and Deputy Industrial Liaison Officer   assisted by departmental industrial liaison officers (Head of Departments – HODs) representing their academic departments.

Before the trainees are sent out for industrial training and or attachment, the department will carry out the following:

  • Brief the trainees on the regulatory requirements concerning industrial training and or attachment and what is expected of them by both the industry and the polytechnic.
  • Issue insurance covers to all trainees that will cover them against personal injury/accidents that might occur within the industry during industrial training and or attachment.
  • Give open letters of introduction to all trainees before proceeding to industrial training and or attachment which besides their own hand written applications are sent or presented to the relevant industry of their choice to be considered for industrial training and or attachment opportunities.
  • Once the trainees have confirmed or settled at their placement in the industry, the department will organize for industrial visitation for dual trainees and assessment for trainees on attachment where the trainees are assessed by both our internal assessors and the industry supervisor through industrial liaison officer.

BENEFITS OF USING INDUSTRIAL LIAISON OFFICE

Industrial training or attachment benefits the trainees as follows:

  • Practical skills – Enhances hands – on experience with industry – standard equipment and techniques.
  • Improves job readiness by providing real – world work experience – Thus making graduands employable.
  • Industry Exposure familiarizes trainees with workplace culture and expectations.
  • Provides opportunities to build professional connections – networking.
  • Helps bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application.
  • Offers insights into potential career paths and industry demands.
  • Allows trainees to develop soft skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving skills.
  • Increases self – confidence through real – world accomplishments.
  • Often leads to job offers from training industries /organizations.
  • Provides constructive feedback from industry professionals, aiding in personal and professional growth.
  • Stimulates innovation and creative thinking by working on real – life projects.