Abstract: Industrial attachment is an important component of learning process in all professions without which most students will not be in a position to actualize the knowledge studied in class. Information Technology profession like other professions requires students to undergo industrial attachment inorder to sharpen their skills ready for job market. The study reviewed literature on industrial attachment practice investigating challenges experienced before and during the industrial attachment. The study further did content analysis of the industrial attachment assessment forms of students who were on attachment in the directorate of ICT Moi University. Some of the challenges experienced by attachees include: inadequate finances for upkeep, irrelevant attachment opportunities, limited access to equipment/machines, sexual harassment by staff, supervisors or fellow peers, limited resources and space to accommodate the students on attachment, social media influence, lateness reporting to work station, absenteeism and lack of commitment from institutional supervisors. Analysis of assessment forms showed that majority of the students on attachment had good attitude towards work assigned to them. Moreover they were competent in the work assigned to them and had good social skills but majority had average or poor communication skills.
Keywords: Industrial attachment, phenomenology, Assessment, ICT, attachees
Samuel Khayo Shitote, Collins Otieno Odoyo " The Nature of Information Technology related Industrial Attachment in Kenya ", IJARCCE International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer and Communication Engineering, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 78-82, 2023. Crossref https://doi.org/10.17148/IJARCCE.2023.121010
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2023.121010