is a structured, credit bearing work experience in a professional work setting during which students apply and acquire knowledge and skills. It involves application of learned skills in an organization related to the student’s field of study. Industrial Attachment therefore, should challenge the student to appreciate the values of the organization involved in the experience and make an assessment of the hands on skills learnt while on internship.
To cultivate the student’s professionalism, aptitude, attitude and adaptive skills in real-life situations
To further develop the student’s interpersonal and collaborative skills through working with colleagues
To prepare the student for absorption into the industry/workforce
To build and support a closer network with the Industry
Appreciate the importance of human relations and work attitude
Understand the constraints of working life and functional relations within and between organizations
Apply school based theories and skills to practice
Develop work attitudes like self-reliance, maturity and self- confidencey
Obtain knowledge of potential careers and develop new interests
Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology students pursuing a two year Certificate course are required to go on attachment once after their first year, while those taking a three year Diploma course have two attachments one after 1st year and after 2nd year. The attachment period is for three months.
Introduction letter from the Institution
The students are required to source for suitable attachment places through linking with the National Industrial Training Authority, however the Institution endeavours to assist unsuccessful students acquire attachment places in the related field. The students are assessed once during the attachment period by a trainer from the Institution and the immediate supervisor in the field.