Message From the Coordinator IA&L
Currently, graduates are faced with the challenge of high rate of unemployment. The challenge is exacerbated by the inadequate practical work experience that is demanded by the job market and further complicated by the effects of COVID-19. This has led to unsustainable dependency levels, slow economic growth and recovery, increased poverty levels and higher national insecurity challenges that compromise the realization of the ideals of Kenya Vision 2030.
Machakos University Industrial Attachment and Linkages office aims at facilitating students to acquire practical workplace experiences. In line with the national training policy, most of our curricula require students to undertake industrial work attachments, as part of their training and study; before completing their courses. It is our policy that students proceeding for attachment must have acquired sufficient skills to make them productive at the workplace. The students are further encouraged to undertake internship programmes in preparation for the challenges at the work environment. The University also provides Internship, Attachment and Apprentice opportunities to students from other Universities and institutions of higher learning.
The Industrial Attachment and Linkages office facilitates the establishment of Linkages with strategic partners/stakeholders in industry and academia. Through these linkages, the University accomplishes its mandate of conducting collaborative research and market driven training.