Under the framework of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Saitama-Cebu Comprehensive Human Resource Monozukuri Project has now included Cebu Technological University(CTU) and University of San Carlos (USC).
With respect to JICA’s paradigm to have more partners aside from the University of San Jose -Recoletos (USJ-R), being the first institution in Cebu to link with Saitama Prefecture , CTU and USC students and faculty have now become part of this endeavor.
The project capitalizes on the engagement of students in learning Japanese trends especially in manufacturing. Monozukuri is a Japanese principle that centers on excellent production to reach the market’s optimum satisfaction.
Substantial knowledge on Japan’s culture is eyed for human development on the part of those directly involved.
CTU President Dr. Rosein A. Ancheta Jr. , along with USJ-R President Rev. Cristopher Maspara and USC President Rev. Dionisio Miranda, signed the agreement on March 28, 2016.
Through the Provincial Government of Cebu, the JICA-USJ-R collaboration began in 2013.
After the first phase had produced its graduates, JICA decided to extend the program which served as the second phase. Third phase considers a three-week training of qualified students from the schools mentioned.
CTU as one of the state universities in the country is considered an important entity to factor into boosting the economy.
Other HEIs supporting the program include Toyo University, Saitama University, Shibaura Institute of Technology and Nippon Institute of Technology. (Text by UPO; photo by Yoland Yap)