The degree conferral ceremony of Kyoto College of Graduate Institute of Information (KCGI), the graduation ceremony of Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG), Kyoto Japanese Language Training Center (KJLTC), and Kyoto College of Motor Vehicles (KCGM) for the academic year 2017 were held on March 18, 2018 at KCGI Kyoto Station Satellite Main Hall.In the midst of a shortage of human resources in the IT and automobile maintenance fields, our colleagues who studied together at the KCG Group have flown confidently into the world with their skills and knowledge and with the memories of their student life in their hearts.Congratulations to all of our graduates and alumni!I sincerely wish you all the best in your endeavors.
The ceremony was attended by many graduates and their parents, who filled the hall and used the foyer for the ceremony.At the beginning, Mr. Toshihide Ibaraki, President of KCGI, conferred the degree of "Master of Information Technology (Professional)" on the graduates, and the principals of Rakuhoku, Kamogawa and Kyoto Ekimae schools conferred the diplomas and degrees on KCG graduates, Kamogawa school principal on KJLTC graduates and KCGM graduates.After this, certificates of commendation and commemorative gifts were presented to the graduates and alumni who were selected as the best and excellent students of KCGI, KCG, and KCGM.
In his ceremonial address, Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of KCG Group, mentioned the following two points as necessary for graduates and alumni to make the most of their opportunities in the future: "The skills and knowledge that you have acquired while learning the theory from the basics at KCG and your ability to respond quickly," and "The human network that can be called the 'KCG Family' consisting of more than 40,000 graduates and alumni.
President Ibaraki pointed to AI (artificial intelligence) as a representative example of new technology, saying, "Some people say that AI will eventually acquire all the abilities that humans are good at in the near future, but AI, backed by huge big data, will not be able to deal with anything that has never been done before, and the role of humans will not disappear so easily.The world in which you are embarking is in the throes of a great wave of change.I hope that you will find new possibilities and actively take on new challenges.
The graduation speech was given by Naranjo Bejarano Carlos, a Japanese Government Scholarship student from Spain who studied at the Department of Game Development and obtained a number of certifications, including the Basic Information Technology Engineer Examination, the Information Security Management Examination, the IT Passport Examination, and the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1.Looking back, he said, "I will make my student life at KCG an asset in my life, never forgetting the pioneering spirit, and make every effort to contribute to the creation of a prosperous society.Personally, I would like to contribute to the friendship between Japan and Spain as much as possible," he vowed.At the end, all the attendees sang "Hotaru no Hikari" together.
After the ceremony, we moved the venue to Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto and held a celebration party.The graduating students and faculty members who had shared their joys and hardships with the graduates shared their memories and pledged to make great strides in the future.We had a lot of fun at the raffle and other events, and finished our last day as students with smiles on our faces.