Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA),in partnership with Saitama Prefectural Government and Cebu City, Philippines, commits to the agreement valid from May 2016 through February 2017. Students are finally able to train in Japan through “Saitama-Cebu Comprehensive HR Monozukuri Project.”
Designed to foster a strong collaboration among institutions, the project aims at developing individuals who are expected to advocate for the same principle of monozukuri or “efficient production.”
Selection of students who set for Japan on October 24, 2016 was based on outstanding performance in other areas of training such as the Intensive course A and B, mangrove planting and job shadowing done [in the Philippines].
CTU students who passed the preliminaries and completed the training are Robinson C. Igot Jr, a BSIE student and Jefferson Carreon, a BSEE student. They, along with ten others, underwent the special training course at Saitama, Japan in order to fully grasp and appreciate the Japanese concept of productivity.
Company tours, shrine visits, courtesy call with the Saitama Prefecture and other activities were included in the itinerary.
For two weeks, trainees and some faculty members were introduced to the ethics of the Japanese people in the workplace and in the community.
“The balance of industrial development and nature is a depiction of Japan’s harmonious interaction of discipline and lifestyle,” Igot said.
The opportunity afforded to Igot and Carreon also speaks of CTU’s determination to abide by the mandates set to create change in the technological world.
Igot added: “As a practitioner in the field of engineering, I think that it is a powerful factor to unite with our tools in order to become a more effective and progressive engineer when we are out in the corporate jungle.”
He also shared how they were able to learn from CEOs in the companies they visited.
The trainees arrived on Sunday, November 6.
The extension of the program until February 2017 has allowed JICA to expand and cater to a total of 120 Engineering practitioners as Cebu Technological University(CTU) – Main Campus and University of San Carlos (USC) join University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJ-R).
CTU President Dr. Rosein A. Ancheta Jr., USJ-R President Rev. Cristopher Maspara and USC President Rev. Dionisio Miranda signed the agreement on March 28, 2016. (UPO)