The Centre for Consultancy Services first existed as a consultancy unit based in the Institute of Technology.
At inception, it was quite an active unit which got some jobs done for the Polytechnic but as time went on, it became inactive and nothing much was heard of it.
In May, 2011 the new management under Alhaji Mas’ud Elelu vide a letter Ref/OFF/23/Vol. IV/588 (26th May, 2011) mandated the Director of Consultancy Services to come up with a position paper on the revival of Consultancy services in order to meet current challenges of the institution. The findings and recommendations submitted led to a new and vibrant unit now upgraded into a centre called: Centre for Consultancy Services.
THE NEW ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF CCS:
The Centre is manned by a director with five units within the directorate. The units are manned by Coordinators.
(a) Engineering and Technical Services.
(b) Environmental Design Services
(c) Human Resources Development
(d) Computer and IT Services
(e) Special Services
(f) The Centre is also supported by administrative and finance staff of the Polytechnic.
OBJECTIVES AND GOALS OF THE CENTRE FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES
(1) To provide qualitative consultancy services in the fields of technology, business and training activities.
(2) To make use of its array of technological experts to render special technical services.
(3) Another objective of the Centre is to partner with reputable organizations for worthwhile business and training ventures.
(4) The Centre is also mandated to do excellent project analysis, feasibility studies and technical writing.
(5) The goal of the Centre is to ensure that all staff of the Polytechnic are kept up to date in the latest trends in technology and knowledge.
(6) The Centre also has as its goal corporate social responsibility with a view to touching lives within our environment so the activities of the Centre are not limited to the Polytechnic community alone.
CURRENT ACTIVITES OF THE CENTRE FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES
(1) Just this week, the Kwara State Government mandated the Consultancy Services to train first batch of its graduate Quickwin Empowerment Programme. The first batch is 200 in number.
(2) Currently at the Toyin Saraki ICT Centre, the Centre for Consultancy Services is organizing an ICT programme for final year students through a partnership agreement with Digit Trend Technologies for a moderate fee and the response is encouraging.
Regular Certificate Programmes of the Centre
(a) Certificate in Plumbing Works
(b) Certificate in Computer Literacy
(c) Certificate in Electrical Installation
(d) Certificate in Refrigeration
(e) Certificate in Mechanical Works
(f) Certificate in Cookery/Catering Services
(g) Certificate in Carpentry
(h) Certificate in Office Technology (for Secretaries and typists)
(a) Trained about 200 members of the national Plumbing Association.
(b) Trained about 100 youths for the Industrial Training Fund in Cookery/Catering Services.
(c) Trained some technical staff of UITH and Niger River Basin in Electrical Installation, Pluming and Mechanical Works.
(d) Organized Computer Literacy programmes for about 400 staff of the Polytechnic.
(e) Won some contracts in Land Surveying
(f) The Centre for Consultancy Services is now self financing through its IGR activities.
PARTNERSHIP WITH CENTRE FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES
The Centre welcomes training and business ideas from all sectors both within and outside the Polytechnic community. We have an attractive sharing formula of giving 10% of our entire profit to the initiator/facilitator of a training/business proposal. If you are in expert in the field, you can also take part in the execution of the programme and earn more money.
Have any business or training idea?
Partner with us. A trial will convince you.