Jun 14, 2013
On Monday, June 3, 2013, a debriefing session and ceremony were held to mark the conclusion of a corporate training program for two Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., and one Sato Holdings Corporation employee as part of the 2013 Spring Semester (first quarter) Global Competency Enhancement Program (GCEP).
During the debriefing session, each trainee delivered a short presentation in English about their experiences at APU and received feedback from English conversation partners and students who studied alongside them throughout the program.
KARIYA Satoshi (Sato Holdings Corporation) spoke about the strategies he used while studying both English and Indonesian and thanked his conversation partners for their hard work. He said, “I made many friends here and was impressed by how sociable the APU students were. If I could ever go back to college, I think I would choose APU”. The second presenter, KUBO Terutomo (Sumitomo Electric Industries) spoke of learning about different cultures and backgrounds at APU. “My English conversation practice sessions were a great opportunity to learn about the local situations in my conversation partners’ country, such as the political situation in Sri Lanka”. The final speaker, YAMAGUCHI Izumi (Sumitomo Electric Industries) said that “This was one of the most memorable experiences of my life so far. I really want to make use of this experience in everyway I can in my life and future career”.
Following the presentations, APU students involved in the program offered their feedback, praised the trainees for their efforts, and wished them all the best for the future. President KORENAGA then began the closing ceremony proceedings with a speech before presenting each trainee with a certificate of completion. HR representatives from both companies then shared their impressions of the program.
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.