An interactive internship that allows international students from Shizuoka University to experience advanced work at a company in Shizuoka Prefecture and at the same time support employment at the company started on September 13 and it was successfully completed on October 7 after following schedule of each company.
For this internship program, a total of 8 companies, including ASTI Co., Ltd., A.I.S Co., Ltd., Kyowa Leather Co., Ltd., Shinba Iron Works Corporation, Somic Ishikawa Inc., Yokota Ringyo Co., Ltd., LexSol Co., Ltd., and Woonerf Inc., (in no particular order) announced acceptance of international students. There are 2 Indian students, 3 Indonesian students, 1 Sudanese student, 1 Thai student, 2 Bangladeshi students, 8 Vietnamese students, and 1 Myanmar student (in no particular order), a total of 18 people participated. In addition, an internship advisor was assigned by each company to support smooth communication between the participating companies and international students and to support the progress of the training for about two weeks.
In the internship, cross-cultural understanding training for companies was held on the first day, and an intermediate report session was held about one week later and a final report session was held about two weeks later. At the intermediate report session, the progress of the training was confirmed and the program was revised if necessary. At the final report session, in addition to the presentations by international students, company evaluation and completion certificates were given.
Mr. Kinoshita, Chief of the Technology Management Division, Technology Development Department, Electronic Equipment Division of ASTI, recalled this internship and said, “I think two students have a little more student life, so I think it’s important for two students to study the basic part first and then expand or apply it.”