THE Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) in Talisay City has partnered with Japan-based Chou Foods Company Ltd. and Asia Development Center Association (ADCA) International Internship Consultancy Services for an internship program.
Led by CHMSC president Dr. Renato Sorolla and Chou Foods Chairman Koumei Kanda, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was held at the school on March 5.
CHMSC, in a press release, said the partnership will give an opportunity for Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hospitality Management and BS Business Administration students to take their internship in Japan for seven months.
The partnership does not, however, mean automatic absorption into the company, it said.
Under the agreement, the students will be considered interns and not as employees of the company. But, they will avail of some benefits such as insurance and allowances.
Chou Foods owns and runs 140 restaurants in Japan and will provide the real-world experiences that can help prepare CHMSC students before they finally complete their degrees.
ADCA, for its part, will facilitate the Japanese language training of the students while they live and study in Japan.
This addresses the cultural component of the internship.
The internship is one of several MOUs signed by CHMSC with international partners to enhance its academic, research and extension programs.
It was sealed through the efforts of the Center for External Affairs to complement the programs of the College of Business Management and College of Accountancy. (PR)