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Dreams Activated & Venture into the Future: 14 Universities & Colleges are Recognized by the Ministry of Labor for Their Career Programs

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Vocational Training Division

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2017-10-20

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     To narrow the gap between learning and applying learning, the Workforce Agency of the Ministry of Labor has conducted “Plan of Subsidizing Colleges for Establishing Placement Courses Program” for 4th year students since 2003. In order to encourage universities and colleges to participate in this program and increase youth employment, the agency selected 20 high-performance career programs organized by 14 universities from 253 programs in 2017 in the hope of encouraging more colleges and universities to train young talent and create job opportunities for youths.

     To help young students recognize the challenges of job hunting and get ready for the challenges, the career programs organized by universities and colleges, besides having teachers rich in work experience in related fields to teach students new industrial trends and the latest knowledge and skills, make internships at companies available so that students may gain work experience and practice what they have learned via a core curriculum such as work values and problem-solving, connecting classroom to workplace. The number of trainee per year totaled around 20,000 – 30,000 with an employment rate of 80%. This year, 253 programs from 80 universities and colleges were evaluated. The Workforce Development Agency selected 20 career programs organized by 14 universities and colleges based on the evaluation results, employment rate after training programs and the salaries trainees receive.

     Among these programs, Asia University has the most programs selected and offers more cross-field programs than any other schools. Asia University, in order to promote its career program: “Security investment and warrant hedge - application of financial information system”, works with United Bank, Polaris Securities, Co., Ltd, and SinoPac Securities Corporation to come up with a program based on financial services trends. Furthermore, senior staff from the above companies are recruited to teach lessons at the university so that participating students may learn the development and current status of the field as well as security trading, risk management, investment analysis, development of financial instruments and trading systems. Internship programs at relevant companies are offered to participating students. Thanks to the diverse content of the program, participating students are able to obtain at least three certificates on average and the employment rate after graduation is as high as 93%. Liu, who graduated from Department of Finance, Asia University joined the career program in his 4th year at the university. Thanks to the internship program, Liu not only had a better understanding of the banking system but also gained experience interacting with customers. Furthermore, his ability to communicate and solve problems was also improved. Because of this program, Liu got to plan for his career long before his classmates did. Later, Liu combined what he had learned from the program and proposed the project “The Effects the Financial Crisis Has on the Management Policy of US Working Capital” which was awarded “The College Student Research Award”. Liu currently works at E.Sun Bank and is very grateful for the training program organized by the Workforce Development Agency because he believes it’s been very helpful for him.  Besides, thanks to the program, he knows what the right career path is for him and got to lay a solid foundation for his career. He would also like to encourage those who are still confused about their future to join the career programs and get ready for future employment.

     The Workforce Development Agency works with 74 universities and colleges, including National Taipei University of Business, Shih Chien University, Chaoyang University of Technology to come up with 262 career programs so that students may choose what they are interested in. For detailed info, please visit the website of Youth Vocational Training Resources (https://ttms.etraining.gov.tw/eYVTR/main/index.aspx) or call our 24-hour toll-free hotline at 0800-777-888.