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Third Round of Certification Issued for the Courses on IT-Skill Training to Meet the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

January 17, 2019

Under the Program for Certifying Courses on IT-Skill Training to Meet the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (commonly called “Re-Skill Courses”), the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry has been certifying expertise and practical educational training courses mainly in the fields of IT and data.

Concerning the third round of the program, METI hereby announces that it certified 13 courses proposed by 9 businesses after strictly examinations.

1. Outline of the certification

  1. Current situation of application filing
    The program aims to certify, under the name of the METI Minister, expertise and practical educational training courses targeted at workers mainly in the fields of IT and data, in which future growth is strongly anticipated and significant contributions to employment creation are forecasted, thereby providing opportunities for workers to acquire advanced knowledge and expertise, and progress in their careers.
    From September 14 to October 19, METI received the third round of applications for courses scheduled to start after April 2019.

  2. Examination results
    Concerning the proposed courses submitted by the applicants, METI certified 13 courses proposed by 9 businesses based on the results of strict examinations by experts in terms of technical matters and additionally by an external examination committee. For the list of the courses that received the certification, see the Appendix attached to the Japanese language press release.

2. Effective period of the certification

This certification targets courses scheduled to start after April 2019, and the effective period of the certification is three years from April 1, 2019.

Note: If the courses that have been certified by the METI Minister meet certain requirements stipulated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) and are designated so by the MHLW Minister, they are entitled to the benefits provided by the Education and Training Benefit System.

3. Coming schedule for the next round of certification

Regarding the next round of certification, METI will call for new applicants for courses scheduled to start after October 2019 and will start accepting applications for the certification of such courses around March 2019.

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