Practical Training Center
Practical training at the University represents a key component of its programs in that it reflects the University's mission and objectives, both of which aim to develop education, science and knowledge in cooperation with community organizations for practical training on the ground.
Practical training offers students an introduction to the job market during their academic studies and allows students the opportunity to gain important practical skills in their areas of specialization. It also instills in students a commitment to work, creative thinking, special job skills and teamwork. These skills give students early exposure to work experience and make it easier for both the student and the employer when a student enters the job market.
With the aim of achieving its goals and fulfilling its mission, the An-Najah National University has established a special centre to concentrate on the affairs of student training in various specialties. This centre undertakes the coordination of student training on a wide scale by facilitating coordination between academic departments in the University's various colleges and members of faculty who are assigned to supervise the training of students in their colleges. It further coordinates between students seeking training opportunities and authorities, institutes, agencies, and companies, which agree to take part in student training. This type of cooperation facilitates student training, and involves both a special Field Supervisor in the training institute and an Academic Supervisor at the University.
These supervisors monitor the seriousness of the training process, its quality, and its organization. Both supervisors are responsible for completing reports to assess the training process. The University has issued this handbook so that the student may become aware of his/her responsibilities and duties during the training process, the importance of practical training in fulfilling graduation requirements, and what may be gained through practical training.
The open day for practical training is organized annually during the second semester where a number of national institutions receive An-Najah students for training. The day also includes organizing a series of summer lectures on various issues that target students from different specialization.
- More than 800 students enroll in practical training each semester.
- An-Najah is implementing several projects in cooperation with the Palestinian Food Industries Union that covers 47 well-established food industry firms covering 10 subsectors.