2017 “Hitachi-DST Scholarship Program for South African Engineers”
September to November 2017
On November 21, 2017, this year’s six participants of the “Hitachi-DST*1 Scholarship Program for South African Engineers” made a presentation on their learnings after successfully completing two-month training in Japan. Each of the participants talked about the technologies they would like to introduce to tackle South Africa’s water issues such as water scarcity and aging distribution pipes. The six engineers also determined to contribute to their country’s further development by taking back and sharing with their managers and colleagues both of their technical and cultural experiences during their stay in Japan. The presentation session drew about 30 attendees from the South African Embassy in Japan and Hitachi Group.
Collaboratively inaugurated in 2009 by Hitachi, Ltd. and South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology, the “Hitachi-DST Scholarship Program for South African Engineers” has since been offering technical training in Japan to enthusiastic South African engineers working in water treatment. Awarded engineers have an opportunity for technical training at Hitachi’s factories and sites and visits to filtration and sewage plants to learn Hitachi’s latest technologies as well as Japan’s water management during the training term.
*1 Department of Science and Technology
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