Two (2) officials from the Cooperative Association of Japan Shipbuilders (CAJS) comprised of its Managing Director, Mr Sekimoto, and Mr Takashi Shioiri, Director, Shipbuilding JETRO Singapore, will extend their follow-on visit to the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (Las Piñas Campus) on Oct 10, 2019 in preparation for the planned MOA signing between CAJS and UPHSD concerning internship program that will be implemented at the member shipyards of CAJS under the auspices of the Nippon Foundation.
The said internship program will provide deserving UPHSD BS Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (BSNAME) studentsand/or graduates the opportunity to acquire high level of expertise by allowing the interns the opportunity to experience practical training in any of the CAJS member shipyards.
UPHSD CME will refer candidates for this internship based on BSNAME students’ academic performances, and willingness to be employed at a Japanese shipyard after completion of the program.
In support of this program, the travel expenses, accommodation, food, daily allowances, and Japanese language learning fees of the interns will be covered by CAJS and its member shipyards.
Admiral Wilfredo D Tamayo PCG(Ret), Senior Executive Vice President for Maritime Affairs (SEVPMA), and at the same time, the Executive Director for International Student Affairs (ED, ISA), had advised the 3 UPHSD CME Deans- Capt Lexington S Calumpang, Dean, UPHSD CME, C/M Danilo M Lumbres, Dean for Discipline, Student Affairs, and Special Concerns, and Engr Verna Azucena, Dean of BSNAME, to brief and guide the CAJS officials for their better appreciation of the University’s up-to-date facilities including classrooms, simulators, and other laboratories/ equipment, and its line-up of well qualified faculty. A screening committee within the College of Maritime Education will be formed to select internship candidates for this program.