Institute for Industrial Technology
A project of African Development Foundation

Dual Training System


Institute for Industrial Technology (IIT) adopted the Dual system of vocational training from inception. It is a system that combines two venues of learning: the Institute and the partner-company constituting an educational entity in order to produce highly-skilled manpower for the economy. The partner-company places emphasis on practice-oriented training while IIT places emphasis on foundational theoretical/practical training and general education.

1. Responds to the skills needs of industries.
2. Guarantees employability of the student-trainees
3. Produces Quality workforce.
4. Ensures high worker productivity.
5. Student-trainees acquire proper work ethic.
6. Leads to reduction of cost of recruiting highly skilled workers.
7. In-company training saves retraining cost
8. Etc.


After the one year, full time, basic in-school training at IIT (BSTP), the student-trainees proceed to the Advanced Skills Training Program (ASTP) which combines learning in a selected partner-company and in IIT following the day-release scheme of the Dual System.

Specifically, in any given week, the student spends four days in the partner-company learning by doing under supervision and one day in IIT for further instruction.

IIT seeks the co-operation of and appoints partner-companies on an ongoing basis. The partner-company must have the facilities that will enable the students relate what he has learnt in IIT with real life on the shop floor.
The key elements in the implementation of the system are:
1. Training agreement between IIT, Partner-Company, & the student.
2. Training plan which the student-trainee will follow while in the company, is jointly designed by IIT and the Partner-Company.
3. Industrial coordination, by IIT staff to ensure smooth communication and cordial relationship between IIT and the Partner-Company while supervising or monitoring the students in the Company.
4. Training stations (Different departments within production & engineering) and
5. In-company trainer/supervisor.

All the above elements ought to be in place for a successful implementation of the system.


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