THEME 4: INTERNSHIP & APPRENTICESHIP

 

Experience is becoming a crucial factor for employers when deciding who gets their foot on their doors. It’s strongly advised that students and graduates take the opportunity to complete a period of work expertise to ensure they have a competitive advantage over their peer. Internship is a period of work expertise offered by an employer to give students and graduates exposure to working environment, often with a specific industry, which relates to their field of study. ATA works with a number of academic institutions globally by providing internship placements for their students. Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of trade or professionwith the on job training and often some accompanying study. ATA works with various entities and organise apprenticeship programs to improve the performance and productivity of the labour forces.


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In the middle are Christie Chong and Amital Haas, students of Environmental Policy and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University in USA being awarded certificates of completion of summer internship with Agro-Tourism Association (ATA). Looking on are Prof Augustus Nuwagaba, PhD, Chairperson ATA’s Advisory Board, Dr Elizabeth Balirwa, the agribusiness coordinator for Makerere University

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In the middle is Prof. Karen C. Krahulik, PhD Senior Associate Dean for International Programs and Experiential Learning at Princeton University, USA during her visit to Uganda. She had come to harmonize the understanding with Agro-Tourism Association (ATA) on the internship program of her students