Investigation into the need for Practical Training for Automobile Engineering Option Students of Cape Coast Polytechnic at Siwdo- Kokompe



The clear gap between the Polytechnic programmes and the relevant practical skills needed for industrial employment must be analyzed. The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical Engineering Automobile option at Cape Coast Polytechnic is geared towards the maintenance and manufacturing of the mechanical aspect of the automobile. Due to the fact that substantive analysis must be made to justify that the students lack hands on practical training, the quantitative approach methodology was used. The target groups for the methodology are the HND Mechanical Engineering students at Cape Coast Polytechnic and the cluster of Automobile Mechanics at Siwdo Kokompe in Cape Coast. The methodology involves administering of questionnaires and interviews to these students and mechanics. The results reveal that students have no practical training at Siwdo Kokompe. Conclusively, the students must go to Siwdo Kokompe on schedule basis for practicals.

Keywords: Higher National Diploma, Automobile Engineering, Lubrication, Shock absorbers, Garage.

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