THE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TALLAGHT

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THE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TALLAGHT IS A DIVERSE AND DYNAMIC EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT. IT PROVIDES A RANGE OF EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AND BOTH TAUGHT AND RESEARCH PROGRAMMES WHICH REFLECT CURRENT AND EMERGING KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF RELEVANCE TO THE REGIONAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY. THE AIM IS TO MAKE A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGION.

THE INSTITUTE SERVES A DIVERSE AND MULTI-CULTURAL LEARNER COMMUNITY ON ITS FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME PROGRAMMES. THE INSTITUTE HAS DEVELOPED A WIDE RANGE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES AT ALL LEVELS FROM HIGHER CERTIFICATE TO MASTERS LEVEL IN TAUGHT MODE AND FROM MASTERS TO DOCTORAL LEVEL IN RESEARCH MODE, WHILE ALSO PROVIDING VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN THE AREA OF ELECTRICAL TRADES AND HOSPITALITY AND CATERING AREAS. IT HAS ESTABLISHED PARTNERSHIPS WITH PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND HAS DEVELOPED CLOSE LINKS WITH INDUSTRY LOCATED IN THE REGION. TAILORED ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY HAVE ALSO BEEN DEVELOPED. JOINT EDUCATION INITIATIVES HAVE BEEN RUNNING FOR MORE THAN TEN YEARS AND SHORT PROGRAMMES ARE CONTINUOUSLY BEING DEVELOPED TO MEET SPECIFIC SKILLS SHORTAGES IN LOCAL INDUSTRY. THE INSTITUTE SEES DIRECT ENGAGEMENT IN THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY OF THE REGION AS A CORE ACTIVITY, AND STRIVES TO MAXIMISE ITS IMPACT THROUGH THE PROVISION OF QUALITY AND RELEVANT HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMMES. 

THE INSTITUTE HAS SET UP A WIDE RANGE SUPPORTS AND SERVICES; FACILITATES FLEXIBLE OPTIONS OF DELIVERY AND HAS FORGED LINKS WITH BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY IN RELATION TO CUSTOMISED TRAINING, UP-SKILLING AND WORKPLACE DEVELOPMENTS. 

THE INSTITUTE HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF NATIONAL INITIATIVES TO IMPROVE ACCESS AND RETENTION OF STUDENTS. IT WORKS CLOSELY WITH 2ND LEVEL SCHOOLS, ADULT EDUCATION GROUPS, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND WELFARE AGENCIES, TO PROMOTE THIRD LEVEL EDUCATION IN AREAS WHERE PARTICIPATION RATES ARE LOW. OVER THE YEARS A NUMBER OF INITIATIVES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO ENHANCE THE TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS, IMPROVE FLEXIBILITY OF ACCESS AND IMPROVE STUDENT RETENTION. THE CENTRE FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING HAS EVOLVED FROM THESE INITIATIVES AND OFFERS LEARNER SUPPORTS AND ACCESS TO NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES AND ALSO PROVIDES STAFF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES IN TEACHING STYLES AND PEDAGOGY.

THE INSTITUTE PLACES GREAT EMPHASIS ON PROFESSIONALISM AND EXCELLENCE IN ALL AREAS, IN PARTICULAR WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED TO ITS STAKEHOLDERS. THESE INCLUDE STUDENTS, EMPLOYERS, THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, GRADUATES, PARENTS, SCHOOLS, STATE AGENCIES, LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. THE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TALLAGHT WILL ASPIRE TO BUILD THE BEST HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION IT CAN THROUGH FOSTERING AND ENCOURAGING A CORE SET OF VALUES ACROSS ALL THE ACTIVITIES OF THE INSTITUTE. THE INSTITUTE WILL:

THESE VALUES REFLECT THE INSTITUTE’S COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN THE PROVISION OF ITS TAUGHT AND RESEARCH PROGRAMMES, TO THE ENHANCEMENT OF THE STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND TO ITS SUPPORT OF LOCAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY.

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