The School of Industrial Continuing Education (S.I.C.E.) programme is the part-time study programme of the Petroleum Training Institute. As the name implies, it is geared towards making people working in the industries continue their education without breaking off from their jobs in the industry.
The programme came into existence due to the yearnings of the Oil, Gas and Allied Industries in Warri and its environs, to upgrade the capacity of their middle cadre manpower without disturbing their production.
Hitherto, most of the workers upgraded their technical knowledge through day releases from their companies or by shuttling. Day releases were at the expense of the Industry. Shuttling causes questionable practices at the workplace and in PTI.
As years went by, the SICE programmes stabilized in PTI and it metamorphosed to weekend programme to cater to those who had to travel from Ughelli, Sapele, Benin City and other places to partake in the programme.
The ICE programme has continuously and successfully run for more than twenty five years ( 1995-till date). Many oil/gas and allied industries workers have benefited from the programme.
STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE
The objectives of the SICE programme have been in line with PTI mission and vision and these are as follows:
1. To foster the acquisition of technical knowledge by oil, gas and allied industries workers in the Warri and environs.
2. To enhance the student/worker performance on their jobs.
3. To give an opportunity to the self-employed, workers in government offices and private companies, to improve their lot academically without disturbing their jobs.