Abstract

Industrial training is an important strategy to expose students to real work life situation and to equip them with the necessary skills so that they would be job ready when they graduate. Industrial training program or training related program can be continuously improved through formal review and assess its result. This study reviews the perception of engineering students from Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or UKM for short, on Industrial Training program. A total of 97 (100%) students participated in the exercise. Among the questions asked in the survey include those related to their 'personal attitude', 'communication' and 'work attitude' before and after undergoing industrial training. They also were asked about the benefits of industrial training program in improving their job prospect, qualification and career guidance, and also the method of students' industrial training placement. In general, the students believed that they have benefitted significantly from the training. Their satisfactory level before and after training for 'attitude', 'communication' and 'work attitude' had increased from 72% to 96%, 55% to 87% and 66% to 93% respectively. It is hope that these results will provide a basis for enhancing and developing effective industrial training practices as well as serve as indicators for evaluating existing industrial training practices in the UKM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-431
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

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Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Benefit
  • Communication
  • Industrial training
  • Perception

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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