Professional Development School – Tsu Advanced Vocational-Technical Training School


2017/06/05 Monday Education, Education

In this video we will present Mie Tsu  Advanced Vocational-Technical Training School in Tsu (Miekenritsu Tsu Kotou Gijutsu Gakkou), a school offering  professional training and aims to offer qualification for work and learning of techniques as well as varied skills to students.

Tsu  Advanced Vocational-Technical Training School offers a complete schedule of classes to students learn the techniques and skills required for work. Specialized teachers fully instruct the students according to educational policy in training creative professionals toward the society and make them acquire several qualifications.

The school offers 2 years, 1 year, 6 months and 3 months courses. The training period may vary according to the course, therefore, all the students graduating at this school in 2016 have been sent to the job market.

「Interview 1 – Miyamoto Kouki – Vice-Director」

We use the expression “professional training”, but in other words it means the student will learn techniques and skills required in the job market. This is a school focusing these studies.

One of the courses offered by Tsu  Advanced Vocational-Technical Training School is the six-month Kinzoku Seikei-Ka (metal modeling course). The course is towards workers with little or no experience and are interested in work with plate welding in factories and steel industry.

「Interview – Hiraga Takumi– Welding Instructor 」

I will present the “Kinzoku Seikei-ka” course. The training period/time is 6 months. The main focus is the learning of welding techniques. Besides, the course has changed a little in April this year. Japanese learning is also applied during the classes. And now our aim is to acquire qualification and licenses even more difficult to get. Some of them are qualifications on training and skills using cranes and forklifts.

Question: Foreign nationals have been able to reach the job market?

– Yes. There are some of them who were hired by Japanese companies as permanent employees. And many of them also work in welding field for contractors. Employability rate is almost 100%.

Many foreign nationals graduated from this course and received important certificates to seek a qualified work.

But Tsu  Advanced Vocational-Technical Training School offers several options in vocational courses in addition to “Kinzoku Seikei-ka”. Over the year, the Open Campus offering 5 industrial courses is held in order to interested people better get to know the school. The courses are:

  • Machine control system (Kikai Seigyo Shisutemu-ka)
  • Automotive technician course (Jidousha Gijutsu-ka)
  • Information on electric controls (Denshi Seigyo Joho-ka)
  • Metallurgy (Metal Craft-ka)
  • Construction (Kenchiku Seko-ka)

「 Interview 2 – Miyamoto Kouki – Vice-Director」

There are 5 types of courses. Among them is the “Kikai Seigyo Shisutemu-ka”. This course aims to mold objects while the process of cutting iron plate occurs. The “Jisousha Gijutsu-ka” carries out cars maintenance. The “Denshi Seigyo Joho-ka” works on the creation and movement of objects inside the factories and the learning about electricity and electrical systems inside electronic  devices. The “Metal Craft-ka” builds objects while folds, welds and connects them. The last is the “Kenchiku Seko-ka” that builds objects while the construction plants and buildings planning is carried out. Basically, the final construction is a house. These are the 5 courses.

Besides these, there are courses on CAD for computer (“Pasokon CAD”), courses for office (“Office Business”), professional formation and health professionals (“KaigoFukushi-shiYosei”) and several others. It is possible to check out the details at Tsu  Advanced Vocational-Technical Training School website.

Workers seeking professional upgrading have more chances in job market and the Tsu  Advanced Vocational-Technical Training School School sets up studies programs for detailed learning of the abilities and necessary techniques required in society.

「 Interview 3 – Miyamoto Kouki – Vice-Principal」

For sure our aim here is the professional development. It is the most important thing. From now the professional development of abilities and techniques will become extremely important to work.

Foreign nationals interested in professional upgrading can enroll the courses offered at Tsu Technical School.

「 Interview 4 – Miyamoto Kouki – Vice-Director」

As I mentioned previously, the abilities and techniques are very important. Many foreigners have been coming to Japan and as many workers will be needed I hope people are based on these courses and strive in Japan.

At Tsu  Advanced Vocational-Technical Training School website, there are detailed information about the offered courses, dates for enrollment for the courses and the Open Campus dates.


(only in Japanese)

Health Care Interpreters Training Course in 2017 – Join it!

2017/06/05 Monday Education, Education

平成29年度 医療通訳育成研修の受講者を募集します

The number of foreign nationals in Mie Prefecture is increasing and thus the issues in the medical field are also raising. Because there are differences both in idioms and healthcare, foreign patients are not confident when talk about issues related to medical institutions and, in addition to it, medical institutions face troubles related to foreign patients’ treatment.

In order to minimize such existing situations, a workshop focusing the practical learning of knowledge, techniques, ethics and others will be held, aiming to train interpreters in the medical field to help during communication between health professionals and foreign patients.

1    Languages to be approached

Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino and Chinese

2    Participants need to be according to the following criteria

・Advanced conversation in Japanese and in one of the idioms mentioned above (people whose Japanese is not their native language must have level 2 in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test or above it. People whose native language is not one of the idioms mentioned above must have an equivalent level)

  • People able to work as healthcare interpreters within Mie Prefecture during weekdays
  • People able to participate in the 5 days training.
  • People able to register as healthcare interpreters at Mie International Exchange Foundation after training completion.

3     Capacity

60 people (about 15 for each idiom) *The first people requesting the training will be recruited

4      Training Dates (same for each idiom)

1st time      June 25 (Sunday) 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2nd time     July 23 (Sunday) 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

3rd time      August 27 (Sunday) 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

4th time      November 24 (Sunday) 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

5th time      middle October (date not yet defined)    2 hours period

* The break time will be between noon to 1 p.m.

5       Location

1st time      Training room A at UST Plaza (Tsu-shi, Hadokoro-cho, 700 – UST TSU 4th floor)

2nd to 4th times Meeting rooms  1・2・3・4  at UST Plaza (estimate)

5th time      Medical Institutions or Healthcare Centers in the cities of Kuwana, Yokkaichi, Suzuka, Tsu and Matsusaka.

6       Content

Lectures (technical terms, basic knowledge in medical field, others), translation practices, workshops, practical training

7        Registration fee is free

8        How to participate

Fill in the registration form and request the application by e-mail, FAX, mail or phone until June 22 (Thursday).


  • It is possible to download the registration form and information about the recruitment at the following link (only in Japanese)

9       More details about registration  and others

Mie International Exchange Foundation (Koeki Zaidan Houjin Mie-ken Kokusai Kouryu Zaidan)

Address 〒514-0009      Tsu-shi, Hadokoro-cho, 700 – UST TSU 3rd floor

TEL  059-223-5006         FAX  059-223-5007 E-mail