A Talented, Hard-Working Workforce
Fukushima cultivates both the talent corporations seek and educational institutions fully equipped to support research and development.
A Dedicated Workforce Rich in Talented Human Resources
Fukushima Prefecture is home to science and engineering educational institutions such as the University of Aizu, College of Engineering at Nihon University, and Fukushima Technical High School and is blessed with an abundance of human resources possessing a high degree of technical ability. Fukushima also has almost 7,000 students taking industrial science courses, the most of any prefecture in Tohoku or northern Kanto region.
Fukushima has been highly praised by corporations expanding their operations here, as possessing "serious and hard-working human resources".
Students in technical and industrial high schools (totals for males and females)
Development of human resources from Fukushima, for the future
Fukushima High School, Iwaki High School, and Aizu Gakuho High School have been designated "Super Science High School" (SSH) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, given that they provide a cutting-edge education in science. Additionally, Koriyama-kita Technical High School has been carrying out research and development of robots for disaster prevention, and has gained worldwide attention for its cutting-edge technology. This resulted in the first instance of high school students winning the top prize at the International Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies, at which students from around the world compete in developmental technology.
Fukushima has had to deal with the aftermath of the accident at the nuclear power plant, and Fukushima Technical High School is cooperating with both the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and other high schools nationwide in education and training of human resources to work in decommissioning reactors. Fukushima is looking towards the future in providing new education and training. An example of this is the April 2015 opening of Futaba Future High School with the aim of rebuilding education in the Hamadori district of Fukushima, and the creation of an industrial innovation course for the study of renewable energy and robotics at Odaka Technical High School
Supporting employment within the prefecture
the "Furusato (hometown) Fukushima Employment Information Center" in Tokyo
The prefecture has established the " Furusato (hometown) Fukushima Employment Information Center" in Tokyo, which matches businesses in Fukushima seeking workers with job-seekers from outside Fukushima. This provides information about events and seminars, helping companies recruit talent.
Prefectural senior high school employment status
Hometown Fukushima Employment Information Center
Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan 5F, 2-10-1 Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo,
Development of human resources required by business enterprises
Fukushima Prefecture focuses on the development of human resources who are ready to work in manufacturing sites and capable of assuming vital roles in businesses in the future.
Prefectural Technical Academies (Example measures to develop technical personnel within Fukushima Prefecture)
The facility is located in three places within the prefecture. Each facility consists of a human resources development junior college and training schools. These provide two-year education and training for graduates aimed at increasing their immediate effectiveness in a company, as well as short-term training for workers already in employment.
Universities and Junior Colleges
|1||Fukushima University||Fukushima||Faculties of Human Development and Culture, Administration and Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, Symbiotic Systems Science|
|2||Fukushima Medical University||Fukushima||School of Medicine, School of Nursing|
|3||University of Aizu||Aizu-Wakamatsu||Division of Computer Engineering|
|4||Nihon University||Koriyama||College of Engineering|
|5||Koriyama Women's University||Koriyama||Faculty of Domestic Science|
|6||Ohu University||Koriyama||School of Dentistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|7||Iwaki Meisei University||Iwaki||Departments of Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts, Pharmacology|
|8||Higashi Nippon International University||Iwaki||Faculty of Economic Informatics, School of Social & Environmental Service|
|9||Fukushima Medical University||Fukushima||Graduate School/Faculty of Welfare|
|10||Junior College of Aizu||Aizu-Wakamatsu||Faculties of Industrial Informatics, Diet and Nutrition, Social Welfare|
|11||Koriyama Women's College||Koriyama||Faculties of Domestic Science, Early Childhood Education,Life Art, Music, Culture|
|12||Sakura no Seibo Junior College||Fukushima||Faculty of Career Education & Life Sciences|
|13||Fukushima University Junior College||Fukushima||Faculties of Childcare, Diet and Nutrition, Information Business|
|14||Iwaki Junior College||Iwaki||Faculty of Early Childhood Education|