TSUNEISHI GROUP Sponsored Coupling Internships for Osaka University and De La Salle University in support of the Center to Create Research and Educational Hubs for Innovative Manufacturing in Asia
December 16, 2014
From October 27th to November 9th, TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. (Cebu Island, the Philippines) sponsored Coupling Internships (CIS) established by the Center to Create Research and Educational Hubs for Innovative Manufacturing in Asia, under the Special Budget Project of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology*. Taking part were eight students from Osaka University and De La Salle University, a prominent university in the Philippines.
・TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc.
・TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co.,Ltd.
Through cooperation between industry and academia, these CIS take a global perspective in seeking to cultivate the next generation of practical-minded industrial leaders. They were set up in response to a request that the TSUNEISHI GROUP received from the steering committee at Osaka University. To date, CIS have been implemented by Japanese-affiliated companies overseas, such as Komatsu Indonesia and Thai-Kobe Welding, in a total of six countries, including Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.
At TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc., preliminary research was first conducted over a two-day period, and the university students studied topics such as management philosophies, communication methods, and problem-solving techniques used at Japanese companies, as well as basic joining and welding. From early on, the Japanese and Filipino students were able to exchange views openly and candidly. Later, they underwent five days of hands-on training. In addition to learning about bulk carrier ship design technologies and practicing joining and welding at a factory, they heard presentations on challenges faced by various sections of the factory, and viewed CSR activities being promoted in the Balamban District by the TSUNEISHI GROUP. Their internships concluded with a meeting to announce their learning achievements, at which the Japanese and Filipino students helped to create presentations in English on the theme of "Methods for Devising and Assessing Evaluation Standards for Corporate Annual CSR Activities." Lastly, certificates of internship completion were handed to the student interns by Director Yasunori Kishida of TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc.
As Japanese society becomes ever more globalized, it is increasingly urgent that its people gain international sensibilities and develop the skills needed for global engagement. For its part, TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. will continue to lend support for cultivating the next generation of practical-minded industrial leaders, such as by hosting these internships.
※The Center to Create Research and Educational Hubs for Innovative Manufacturing in Asia, under a Special Budget Project of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology: this project has been operated since fiscal 2013 as a Special Budget Project of Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, in cooperation with the Osaka University's Joining and Welding Research Institute and its Graduate School of Language and Culture. The purposes of this project are to establish new technology bases pertaining to joining and welding research and targeting the greater Asia region (Russian Far East, Southeast Asia, India, and West Asia), to establish a global network, and to help cultivate practical-minded global leaders. From a worldwide perspective, the greater Asia region is an extremely important region, not only due to its high concentration of Japanese-affiliated and other manufacturers of transportation equipment and electronic parts, but also as a treasure trove of resources such as oil, natural gas, shale gas, and rare metals. Joining and welding technologies are essential for the local manufacture and maintenance of facilities and equipment related to the refining, production, and transport of these resources. The Philippines is the sixth country in which CIS projects such as this one have been implemented.
■ About TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc.
TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU) Inc. is a joint venture between Japan-based shipbuilder Tsuneishi Group（head office: Fukuyama， Hiroshima，Japan) and the Aboitiz Group. TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), group company of TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd., is celebrating its 20th year in operation in Balamban, Cebu, Philippines. TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU) builds about 20 vessels per year, centered on 30,000 ton to 180,000 ton class bulk carriers, and is one of the top shipyards in the Philippines. It employs over 10,000 people directly or through cooperative companies. TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. received the Hall of Fame Award for Outstanding Community Projects and the Outstanding Exporter in the large enterprise category from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) making it the company’s 9th recognition.
Business：Shipbuilding and repair
Employees：Approx. 13,000 (including subcontractor workers and affiliate companies)
Shipyard area：Approx. 1,470,000 square meters
Main facilities：Two building slipways, one building dock, one 1300-ton floating cranes, etc.
Ship type of delivered：Bulk carriers, pure car & truck carriers
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