In its commitment to providing a comprehensive and versatile educational experience, The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu extends its offerings beyond traditional diploma programs. The institution recognizes the importance of equipping students with practical skills and expertise, and to that end, it provides a range of short-duration certificate courses that cater to various fields of interest.
The polytechnic in a statement signed by Dr. Moses Adeyemi and issued in Ilorin, said some of the noteworthy short-duration certificate courses available at The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu, include, “Catering, Hotel Management, and Tourism: This course delves into the exciting world of hospitality, covering aspects of catering, hotel management, and tourism. Students gain insights into the intricacies of providing exceptional guest experiences and managing hospitality operations efficiently.
“Entrepreneurial Studies (Trading, Manufacturing, Project, and Event Management): The entrepreneurial studies program is designed to nurture budding entrepreneurs. It encompasses a wide spectrum of entrepreneurial skills, including trading, manufacturing, project management, and event management. Participants learn the fundamentals of launching and managing successful ventures.
“Electrical Installation and Maintenance (Welding and Procession): This course equips students with practical knowledge in electrical installation and maintenance. It includes hands-on training in welding techniques and processes, which are essential skills in various industries.
“Computer-Aided Design: In a world increasingly reliant on technology, computer-aided design skills are in high demand. This course focuses on teaching students how to use software tools for designing and drafting, enabling them to create precise and detailed technical drawings.
“Accounting and Bookkeeping (Financial (Money) Management): Financial literacy and management are indispensable skills in both personal and professional life. This course provides a solid foundation in accounting and bookkeeping, allowing students to understand and manage financial resources effectively.
“Interested candidates seeking to enroll in any of these short-duration certificate courses at The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu are required to meet specific entry requirements. Typically, a minimum of three credit passes in ‘O Level courses’ is necessary for participation in each program. These entry requirements ensure that students have a foundational understanding of the subject matter.
“These short-duration certificate courses typically run for three months, offering a concise yet intensive learning experience. During this period, students receive hands-on training and guidance from experienced instructors, gaining practical skills that can be applied in real-world scenarios.
“By offering these diverse certificate courses, The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu not only enhances the educational options available to its students but also contributes to the broader goal of empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their chosen fields, whether they are pursuing careers in the hospitality industry, entrepreneurship, electrical engineering, computer-aided design, or financial management”.