ATU Virtual Internship Programme Comes To A Closure

The Virtual Internship Programme (VIP) which is aimed at giving over 1,500 second-year students of Accra Technical University pertinent industrial practical skills on campus has come to an end. The three-week long internship, the third of its kind, saw experienced resource persons and experts from industry take students through relevant practical learning and teaching materials, as well as introduce them to practical hands-on training, operations of industry and the real job market.
Professor Amevi Acakpovi, the Chairman for the ceremony in his remarks, said that despite some challenges, there was a successful running of the VIP. He congratulated the students for partaking and completing the three-week internship and commended them for conducting themselves and exhibiting dutiful attitude towards learning.
He added, “We have reached the end of the programme and I would like to emphasis that it is the policy of the institution to mark industrial attachment, and students will be graded in the coming semester”
An external supervisor for the VIP, Rev. Dr. Eugenia Bulley said the programme was to bridge the gap between education and professional work, thus giving trainees direct access to their supervisors. She termed the programme a very productive one and commended every student that participated.
Beneficiaries of the Virtual Internship were also grateful to the coordinators and supervisors of the programme.
“My colleagues and I had an effective learning environment. We visited hotels like the Royal Senchi, Volta Hotel and Akosombo Hotel to acquire more knowledge on some special skills and tips that are not taught in the lecture halls”, Alberta Arkoh, a student from the HCIM department said.
“We have been taught a lot during the three-week Virtual Internship Programme. Before the commencement of the programme, I expected to have a practical feel of what I study in school and that was what I experienced”, Philip Tawiah from the Department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management also said.
Organizers of the Virtual Internship Programme are optimistic that the programme would offer transformation for students in future for both the academia and the real job market.