Jan 10, 2014
On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, an opening ceremony was held for trainees on the 2013 Fall semester, second quarter Global Competency Enhancement Program (GCEP). This time, a total of five trainees, one from Kikkoman Corporation, one from Sony Corporation and three from Toho Titanium Co., Ltd., came to APU for the GCEP. 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. “By studying and living alongside students from around the world, you will not only acquire new knowledge, you will also grow accustomed to different cultures and APU's multicultural campus. Once living in this kind of environment starts to feel natural, you can consider yourself truly globally-minded. Remember: the things you learn in class and the experiences you gain by interacting with other students are valuable treasures. Be sure to work hard and have fun."
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.