On December 9, 2021, the Training Support and Human Resource Development Center (TSC-MOET) took part in GTI Consortium Symposium 2021 held by the Global Technology Initiative Consortium (GTI) in collaboration with Shibaura Institute of Technology. Members from the Training Support and Human Resource Development Center joined scientists, managers, and experts from the Asia Technology University Network (ATU-Net), research institutions, and universities in discussing the partnership between industries, governments, and higher education institutions to cultivate the expertise of labor force.
Members from the Training Support and Human Resource Development Center
GTI Consortium aims to foster global engineers/scientists and drive technology innovation through the collaboration between industries, governments, and academia. GTI Consortium members consist of 9 government agencies, 40 universities, and 182 industries in Japan and Southeast Asian countries.
In the symposium, GTI introduced its global project-based learning program to GTI members, interested agencies and entities. Global project-based learning is a modern teaching method in which students not only attend theoretical lectures and do assignments, but also work in project groups to address challenges encountered by local governments. Government agency and business representatives, university faculty members give each group a different real-world problem along with the necessary conditions to resolve the issue and evaluate their final work. Students will present their proposals at the end of the project. Project-based learning enables students to acquire employable knowledge and skills, meet international development demands, and become global citizens.
The symposium also presented reports on significant student global projects such as online mobile by businessman program (ATU-Net), wastewater treatment, city bus, etc.
The two-hour symposium offered participants valuable knowledge, experience in collaborating and implementing partnerships between industries, governments, and higher education institutions to develop competent science and technology workforce for the future.
GTI symposium 2021 also paid close attention to partnering with universities and city governments in organizing student activities and competitions to foster their innovation and entrepreneurship in addressing social issues, including traffic congestion, air pollution, carbon emission reduction, public transit optimization, etc.