Oct 9, 2013
On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, a ceremony was held to mark the beginning of the APU Global Competency Enhancement Program (GCEP) for the first quarter of the fall semester. This quarter APU welcomes three employees from Sony Co. and two from NEC Corporation. The ceremony was attended by the trainees, an HR representative from each company, Dean of the College of International Management Professor YOKOYAMA Kenji, and the faculty members who will be teaching the trainees’ classes.
During the ceremony the trainees were shown a short introductory video about APU and introduced themselves to each other and faculty they will be studying under. Dean YOKOYAMA offered a few words of encouragement to the trainees. “There are students from more than 80 countries and faculty from more than 30 countries at APU. I hope that you will spend the next two months not only acquiring knowledge and skills, but also enjoying our multicultural atmosphere. Two months is enough time for this multicultural atmosphere to come to feel natural to you. If you can reach the point where living in such an environment becomes second nature to you, then you can say that you’ve truly achieved an international outlook. We hope you enjoy your two months here, both learning through your courses and gaining experience through your interactions with students”.
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.