Writing An Industrial Training (IT) Report

In the world today, having only a degree is not enough to face the professional working world.
Maximum experience, practical working skills and exposure is needed to make you a professional in your field of study. 

As a result of this, tertiary institution introduce SIWES Industrial Training (IT) program that will help to equip the student with good practical knowledge.
 Industrial Training (IT) Report
In this article, we will discuss on the following:
What is industrial training (IT) and how to write a good industrial training (IT) report

What Is Industrial Training (IT)

The acronyms IT means industrial training.
It is a training scheme by which a student can undergo practical training within an approved industrial undertaking having specified amount of fixed assets or turnover or paid – up share capital.

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How To Write And Defend Industrial Training Report
In this section, we will discuss on how to write an industrial training report and how to defend it.
The following things must be considered when writing an industrial training report:

  1.  Introduction:
The purpose of the industrial training should be stated here as regard to the field of study. 

For instance, the purpose of industrial training is to expose student to basic practical experience during the course of the training. 

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Through this practical exposure, student will have better understanding in their field of study. Hence, this exposure experience needs to be properly documented for future used. 

2.   Reason for writing the report
  • To summarize the experience of student during the industrial training
  • To train the student ahead of final year project


3.  Industrial Training Report Format 

The report format has to follow the standard determine by the faculty. The general format is stated below:

 Industrial Training (IT) Report
  • General Report Format:

The industrial training report has to be typewritten on white A4 paper, with font size 12 point, font style New Time Roman and line spacing of 1.5. 

This specification must be used throughout when writing the report. After writing the report, it must be properly bind with stapler before submission.
  • Front Cover Format

It is advisable to use 130 gram whiteart card as front cover.

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  • Abstract or Preface
This section, briefly describe the following: 
  1.  Activity of the organization
  2.  Summary of the report
  3. Acknowledgement    
  • Table of content
This section consist of the following:
  1.  Title
  2.  Sub title
  3.  Page number

  • Background of the company or organization

 The brief description of the company in which the student do the training. The following are included.
  1. History 
  2.  Structured organization of main activity  
  3. Position and title of officers in the company or organization

  • Summary of duties (LOG BOOK)

This section describes the duration and the type of duty that was carried out during the cost of the training.

The description must follow the chronological order (24 weeks).  The day that the student is absent from duty must be clearly stated with reasons. Permission letter must be attached in the appendix.

  • Work Experience

The student should point out the experience gained during the training in accordance with the topic. The following points are considered:
  1. Projects carried out 
  2. Supervisory works 
  3. Challenges 
  4. Solutions
  • Summary

 In this section, student should discuss the conclusion of the training undergone. The following should be put to consideration:
  1. Types of experience gained 
  2. Problems 
  3. Views and recommendations


The source by which your important resources is gotten from needs to be included in this section.

Appendixes are additional information considered appropriate to support the main text. Suggested appendixes are:
Investigation/project report during the industrial training
Technical drawings etc.

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