The programme is intended to produce Innovative Technicians in Welding and Fabrication for Innovation Enterprises, Self-Employment, Private and Public Sectors of Nigerian Economy.
Carry out welding and fabrication operations.
Develop the ability to communicate their knowledge of techniques, processes and materials by developing their graphical skills including freehand sketching and measured drawing.
Develop practical bench based skills to manipulate a range of common metals directed to the realisation of ideas and the production of artefacts.
Provide experience in the use of some common machine tools.
Establish a capacity to read and interpret formal working drawings and diagrammatic illustrations.
Acquire a body of knowledge to inform practical work and give a broad base of understanding of welding and metalworking.
Nurture a safe approach to practical work with materials using hand and machine tools.
Promote a capacity to solve specified technical design problems
Prepare appropriate engineering report.
Apply management principles in organising supervisory groups and in the arrangement of sequence of activities.
Acquire and apply basic entrepreneur skills.
Apply adequate Information Technology (IT) skills.
The general entry requirements for the NID programme are:
i. Post Secondary School Leavers with 5 Credit level passes in SSCE or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language and any other science or technical subjects , who are desirous of acquiring relevant employable skills.
ii. Unemployed or under-employed graduates looking for requisite employable skills.
iii. Employed graduates who desire relevant or additional working skills.
iv. Those out of school for a long time, in line with Government desire for open access to re-skilling and up-skilling of the nations workforce as part of Life Long Learning (LLL).
v. Post NVC Final (articulation from the VEIs).
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMME
The National Innovation diploma in Welding and Fabrication is a two year programme i.e. four semesters.
Three months supervised industrial work experience (SIWES) shall be carried out at the end of each year of the programme.
Each semester shall be of 17 weeks duration made up as follows:
15 Contact weeks of teaching, i.e. recitation, practical exercises, quiz, tests, etc and 2 weeks for examination and registration.
The National Innovation Diploma Examination must be externally moderated. In grading the students, theory shall constitute 30% while Practical is 70%.