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   May 2, 2016 

Electromechanics for school leavers

 Electromechanics for secondary school leavers is a 2 year Technical Skills Training Program (TSTP) that prepares young boys to become multi-skilled industrial technicians who can maintain, repair, and install various manufacturing and engineering services equipment and facilities.

The course is a combination of Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics and Automation trade areas. Graduates of this course are multi-skilled, flexible industrial technicians capable of working in high-level manufacturing and engineering services environment. Their services are in high demand in various industrial sectors.

Enrollment to the program takes place in May/June and September/October every year while the admission process is continuous throughout the year.

Admission requirements

Candidates must:

    1. Be Male Secondary School leaver
    2. Be at least 17years at the commencement of the program
    3. Submit a copy of birth certificate, a recommendation letter from school principal or testimonial and a passport photograph
    4. Have credits in Mathematics and Physics at SSCE/GCE/NECO exams.
    5. Pass IIT entrance examination and Interview.
    6. Be fit to undertake the training (Medical report will be required)

Program Implementation

First year
Students spend the whole of the first year (12 Months) in school (IIT).
Students come to school Mondays to Fridays (except for public holidays & one month Christmas break). School resumption time is 9am and closing time is 5.30pm with a short break (30mins) at 11am and a longer break (1 hr) for lunch at 1.30pm. Students attend theory and practical classes following a monthly time-table.

They are taught subjects such as Work ethics, Technical communication, Engineering drawing, Mechanical fitting, Shaping, Milling, Electrical installation, Motor controls, Electro-pneumatics, Programmable logic control (PLC), Computer aided communication, Welding and a host of other subjects. Practical content of these courses is as high as 70%. Moral talks are also given from time to time. Every student has a mentor with whom he has mentoring sessions at agreed intervals.

Second year
Students spend 10 Months in a selected partner company for the in-plant training phase following the Dual Training System (DTS) of vocational training. Every week, the student works in the company for four days following a preplanned training plan and comes to school for one day. Companies are encouraged to pay the students stipend for transportation and feeding. They work following the company rules and regulations. The students keep a logbook of their activities which is reviewed by delegated school staff and forms an essential component of the final assessment of the student.

Students return to school for the last two months for final assessment and curriculum review workshop. This also gives interested companies the opportunity to interview them for possible employment.

In their first year, the students are prepared and sit for the modular National Technical Certificate (NTC) of the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examination. They qualify as Machinist after sitting for the Turning, Shaping, Milling & Fitting modules of Mechanical engineering craft practice.

In their second year, the students may be prepared, and sit for the Diploma examination of City & Guilds of London in applied Electrical Engineering depending on enrolment.

IIT is an examination centre for both NABTEB and City and Guilds Examinations.

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Please note that we are non-residential

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