Electrotechnics for secondary school leavers is a 3 year Technical Skills Training Program (TSTP) to develop technical professionals for power sector.
Though the course is heavy in electrical, electronics and automation trade areas, it also has mechanical trade component. Graduates of this course are multi-skilled, flexible service technicians capable of working in power environment. Their services are in high demand. Enrollment to the program is continuous throughout the year.
Students spend the whole of the first 2 years in school (IIT). Students come to school Mondays to Fridays (except for public holidays & other school holidays). 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.
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 staff and forms an essential component of the final assessment of the student.
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 NABTEB.
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