Industrial Liaison Directorate (ILD)

About the ILD

Introduction

The Technical University Act, 2016, Act 922 Section 3 subsection 1 (c) (d) provides that Technical Universities use competency-based and practice-oriented approach in teaching, organisation and delivery of courses; develop strong linkages and collaborations with relevant industries, businesses, professional bodies and technical experts in the design and delivery of programmes.

The Industrial Liaison Directorate approach in fulfilling this obligation is through;

  • Providing students with industrial attachment opportunity.
  • Preparing students for industrial visits
ABOUT INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT 

An Industrial Attachment is a well thought-out, credit-bearing employment experience in a professional work situation for a minimum duration of 4 weeks to enable learners relate theory to practice and get hold of knowledge and skills. It necessitates the appliance of academic skills in an organization linked to the students’ main area of study.

INTENDED TARGET GROUP 

In respect to these target groups the attachment programme is mandatory and credit-bearing at the end of the attachment progrmmes. Students who fail to participate in it or does not undertake the attachment as required by the university cannot graduate.  The target groups are

  • HND – Programmes
  • 4 year B-Tech Degree / Top-up Degree Programmes
  • Competency Based Programmes (CBT)
DURATION OF ATTACHMENT 
  • HND level 100 and 200 embark on attachment during Second semester vacation (July to August) every year.
  • 4 year B-Tech Degree level 100 to 300 Second semester embark on attachment during semester vacation (July to August) every year.
  • B-Tech Top-up Degree Programmes – embark on attachment using final Semester (January to March)
  • Competency Based Programmes one year or one semester is set out for attachment
ATTACHMENT PROCEDURE 
  • Apply for attachment vacancy with the Liaison Directorate
  • Individual students applying to company of their choice
  • Apply for attachment vacancy with the Liaison Directorate

The Liaison Directorate publishes attachment vacancies resulting from its search activity across the 16 regions in Ghana. The vacant positions are open to students on first come first serve basis until it is exhaustive.

Individual students applying to company of their choice

Students can download attachment introductory letter from the student’s portal (ICAMPUS) and submit it to a preferred company. When the company accept the student for internship a copy of the acceptance letter should be submitted to the Liaison office.

Our Services

KICK-OFF CONFERENCE 

Before students leave the university premises to undertake their mandatory practical attachment training, it is required of all students to go through a mandatory orientation exercise. The orientation programme is organised to prepare interns on the regulatory requirement and industry best practice expected of them.

ISSUING OF LOG BOOK 

All students partaking in industrial attachment are to receive log book. Students are to keep records of activities undertaken at the work place in the log book. The log book contains an assessment area for the industry base and the university supervisor. The students log book also contains report writing format.

SUPERVISION 

The Liaison Directorate staff and the university faculty members are made to go round to visit student’s place of work during the attachment period.

SUBMISSION OF REPORT AND LOG BOOK

Interns are required to write a comprehensive report by adhering to the report writing guidelines set out in students’ attachment log book (Page 28). On the stipulated date of ending the attachment, students have two weeks interval to submit the attachment report and log book to the Liaison Directorate.

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT 

The Liaison Directorate collaborate with department faculty staff to arrange for industry visit to enable students understand the working tools, equipment, machines and practical perspective of the world of work. Students gain insight regarding the various subjects that they learned in the classrooms.

The industry visit takes place within the semester usually after a subject area has been treated and requires students to be exposed to active learning environment outside the classrooms.

 

 

Other Services

The university statutes also mandate the Directorate to provide career guidance training with target group being final year students of the university.

The Directorate associates with industry CEOs and HR practitioner in respect of campus recruitment

The Directorate attracts CVs from graduates and liaise with interested firms for possible recruitment

Facilitates entrepreneurial training of students by holding seminars and workshop with the collaboration of other institutions such as NBSSI.

Meet Our Staff

The Directorate functions under the office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor and also recommendations from statutory Academic Board subcommittee of Industrial Liaison. The Directorate is headed by a Director and supported by other officers.

Mr. Prosper Agumey – Director

Mr. Eric DeGraft-Otoo – Head of Department 

Mr. Phanuel Kuddy – Principal Liaison Assistant

Mr. Isaac Affum Amoakoh – Principal Liaison/Admin. Assistant