TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on November 21st to initiate the Internship/ Employment Program.
A total of 14 ECCT member companies have pledged to offer internship or employment opportunities to the NCKU students and graduates in order to strengthen the reciprocal relationship.
ECCT Chairman Giuseppe Izzo and NCKU Vice President Hong-Sen Yan on behalf of President Hwung-Hweng Hwung co-signed the MoU at the Tainan Low Carbon City Conference witnessed by Tainan Mayor Ching-Te Lai.
Izzo said that the internship is a positive for both the students and the companies. “We have 14 companies basically associated with the Low Carbon Initiative offering programs of internship or employment to graduates from NCKU.”
He also said, “We believe that this internship program can be tailored as especially summer jobs to students who may learn how to practice on the job for a while and then come back to study and be better prepared for the occupation.”
ECCT CEO Freddie Hoeglund added, “There are not many European companies in southern Taiwan.”
He noted, “This is a great opportunity for European companies to get more engaged outside of Taipei and this is why this cooperation is also very important for us.”
He said, “NCKU is one of the best renowned universities in Taiwan and this is a great opportunity to realize the cooperation and this is one of the reasons why we are here.
When being asked about the preference of the students’ field of study for the job, Hoeglund said that students from any field of study are welcome to apply for the internship.
“There is cooperation and automatically once the program starts to grow, people will find suitable slots for them,” Hoeglund noted.
ECCT and NCKU have agreed to develop a collaborative partnership to promote student internships and graduate employment and the MoU took effect on November 21, 2013 and will remain in force for three years.
The 14 companies include Schneider Electric, Infravest Wind Power Group, STMicroelectronics, Siemens Limited Taiwan, TÜV Rheinland Taiwan, Atlas Copco Taiwan Ltd., and so on.