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The Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa (DST) and Hitachi have reached and signed an agreement.
The objective is to contribute to the development of the capacity of South African engineers through a training programme in Japan. The programme was announced in early 2009.
Target of this activity is young engineers engaged in the area of electric power generation and transmission. The program term will be total 5 months, 6 weeks for introductory training (at Yokohama), and 16 weeks will be on-site training (at Hitachi).
The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) has been established in 1959 with the support of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as the first private-based technical cooperation organization in Japan. Its purpose is to promote international economic cooperation and enhance mutual economic development and friendly relations between developing countries and Japan through training, both on-site in Japan and overseas or on-line, for engineers and managers from developing countries.
Hitachi contributes to the cooperation between Japan and developing countries through technical AOTS-Hitachi seminars held annually.
2009 seminar, on the topic of “preventative maintenance / life expansion and advanced technology for thermal power plants and environmental improvement systems”, is planned for July in Johannesburg and it will be addressed to about hundred engineers engaged in the area of electric power.
The first JETRO-Hitachi
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Hitachi made an agreement to hold the JETRO-Hitachi Seminar in South Africa and are preparing for the seminar.
The objective is to contribute to skills development and skills transfer to ESKOM. This seminar is planned to be held from March 14th to 22nd, 2009 in South Africa.
The JETRO-Hitachi Seminar is to be held yearly for the next two to three years.
Target of this activity is engineers engaged in the area of electric power, especially engaging in power network systems. The program Term will be total five days, 4 days for lectures about power network systems, and one day for visit to power plants, government and other public offices.