Apr 16, 2013
On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, a ceremony was held to mark the beginning of the APU Global Competency Enhancement Program (GCEP) for the first quarter of the spring semester. This semester APU welcomes two employees from Sumitomo Electric Industries and one from SATO Holdings Corporation, who arrived at APU on April 10. The ceremony was attended by the trainees, an HR representative from Sumitomo Electric Industries, APU executives, and faculty involved in the program.
During the ceremony the trainees were shown a short introductory video about APU and introduced to faculty members they will be studying under. APU Vice-President HIRATA Junichi attended the ceremony and offered a few words of encouragement to the trainees. “Two months is a comparatively short time so please consider your time here as an opportunity to start something ongoing such as improving your language skills. At APU you have the opportunity to expose yourself to a range of different English accents, cultures and backgrounds, so please do your best to learn both inside and outside the classroom”.
During their two-month stay at APU, the trainees will participate in business-focused programs designed to meet their individual needs. The trainees will be staying at AP House and through interaction with APU students will work towards developing a wider and more international outlook.
The Global Competency Enhancement Program (GCEP) was developed to provide industry and business trainees the opportunity to experience our multicultural and multilingual campus environment while studying at the undergraduate or graduate level.