The Industrial Training Coordinating Centre (ITCC) of University of Ibadan started as a unit (Industrial Coordination Unit) in the faculty of Technology in 1972. It was established to administer, manage and coordinate the industrial training programme of students. The industrial training programme is normally called Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).
This is the equivalent of Cooperative Education in the United States of America or Sandwich programme in the United Kingdom.
The unit took off in 1972 in the former prefab building in the Faculty of Technology (now seminar rooms in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering building. It was later relocated to a flat in the Faculty of Technology Annex on Gongola Street in 1987 and finally to the present location in 1989.
The Unit was upgraded to the status of a Centre in 1996 to serve the whole University as students from more faculties were admitted into the industrial training scheme. Currently, nine out of the thirteen faculties in the University run courses that incorporate industrial training (SIWES) in their curricula.
The former Director of the Centre, Mr. O.R. Olawuni, JP was appointed an acting Director in 1996 and a substantive Director in 1999. He retired on 10th
The former Assistant Director of the Centre, Engr. T.O.Y. Omotosho was appointed the Acting Director on 10th July, 2010 and a substantive Director on 30th November, 2010.
Engr. T.O.Y Omotosho - 2010 till date