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Fostering skills sought after by industry today

Yutaka Takahashi, Director of Career Center

Yutaka Takahashi, Director of Career Center

In order to realize the 4th Industrial Revolution currently underway in our country and Society 5.0, which is striving to be the first in the world, the importance of value-creating IT human resources will increase in the future, in addition to more traditional task-solving IT human resources.As a result, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) forecasts that if the economy continues to grow steadily, there will be a shortage of 369,000 IT personnel in 2020 and 789,000 in 2030.

With the rapid expansion of Internet usage since the end of the 20th century, IT engineers are required not only for the traditional information systems industry but also for a wider range of business such as manufacturing, finance / insurance, transportation / logistics, electronic commerce, advertising and entertainment. It covers most of our economic activities.Therefore, IT personnel are not only largely lacking in quantity, but also qualitatively more advanced professionals are being sought after.

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics is the first IT professional graduate school established in Japan and accepts many international students from many countries including Asia.Expectations for students studying at this university, which aims to cultivate the ability to think from a global perspective, as well as to study, will continue to increase in the future.

In response to the rapid changes in our country's industrial structure,our Career Center conducts surveys on the latest information on blue-chip companies and searches for new hiring companies, provides information to students, emphasizes individual interviews, and provides guidance and advice in accordance with students' wishes, aptitudes, and courses related to employment.

Job hunting could be anxiety provoking and involves various concern.The Career Center provides detailed guidance on employment and career paths, in-school company information sessions, and company internships from the beginning of your school life so that each student can step by step resolve the following issues: what type of job you are suited for, what type of business has potential for, how to find the company of your choice, how to write resumes and application documents, and how to attend interviews.Furthermore, we will help you through the individual interviews so that you can best match your wishes and aptitudes with your employment.The basic stance of the Career Center is to provide consultation and help you choose the best career path for you.

Professor (Sapporo Satellite Director) Masanori Nakamura

Professor (Sapporo Satellite) Masanori Nakamura

In order to play an active role as a professional in the expansive IT society, it is important to declare where you stand. It is no exaggeration to say that the position of top management is the key to the development of a company. Confident positioning requires a high level of expertise and the establishment of your own values (rethinking of someone's mind).

In other words, in order to advance into the world as an IT professional, it is important to combine values and knowledge.

I have worked in this industry for many years and have experienced firsthand the history of the transition of IT. Based on this experience, I would like to teach you various knowledge and important values. By looking at the history of the IT industry's growth over the past 30 years and systematically categorizing IT industries, we can explore the possibilities of the future with a broad perspective.

I have also experienced both good and bad management experiences since I started my own business at the age of 31.I would like to tell you about the fun and hardship of running a company that I have learned in this process. I would also like to tell you about the importance of managing numbers in management and the importance of sharing values. This is because I believe that it is essential to understand the importance of the position of management through analyzing raw information in corporate management and learning the actual management practices such as counting and management.

Through graduate school lectures, students should not only acquire the necessary knowledge, but also learn values through sincere dialogue with management practitioners.

In this global age, Japanese management and human resource management techniques are becoming more and more attractive. And we're in an era where we need IT professionals who are able to take a broad view of things more than ever.