Students salute Work Experience Programme (SWEP) Initiative
Year two students of the College of Engineering, Covenant University, have described the Student Work Experience Programme (SWEP) as innovative and beneficial for both personal and professional growth. The aim of the programme is to promote technical skills among Engineering students.
Sharing his view, a 200 level student of Electrical and Information Engineering, Alabi Gideon, stated that the SWEP programme has been fun and has served as a channel for learning new things that have broadened his mindset regarding his choice of career.
According to Gideon, “The SWEP programme is interesting because of the conducive environment and the easy interaction between lecturers and students. I love this initiative because I have done things I never thought I could do, like painting the road margin of Covenant University.”
In addition, a 200 level student of Computer Engineering, Mary Abikoye said the programme has been impactful, fun and interesting. She added that the programme has broadened her knowledge and enhanced her technical expertise.
In her words, “I thank God for this initiative that has exposed me to a lot of things that I could not have learnt in class. The learning is so easy because we learn on the job and that makes it easier. It also involves me engaging my brain to solve challenges that may come my way when working on any job”.
One of the coordinators of the scheme, Mr. Ajao Adekunle of the Department of Building Technology, said the aim of the programme is to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical learning that will make the students employable in the future.
“This programme is channeled to allow the students to know more about the practical aspects of their career path that is not taught in the classroom,” he said