Dec. 6, 2013 08:47 UTC

NCKU Launches Leadership Program to Nurture Future Elites

TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Leadership Program for the Future Elites started from 2003 is one of the distinguished programs in the university. It has drawn much attention on campus and many participants of the program claim their growth is evident.

Dean of NCKU’s College of Engineering Dr. Pao-Shan Yu revealed that the program offers 30 students of NCKU the knowledge and vision necessary for being a successful leader with more than 150 hours of interdisciplinary study.

“The goals are to help students think provocatively about what it means to be a leader and why training with a vision of leadership is crucial for them,” Dean Yu added.

In this academic year, a total of 27 students were selected from numerous applicants. They are students from different fields such as engineering, material science, civil engineering, and urban planning.

Dean Yu also said, “The program aims to develop leadership skills of students and immerses them in English technical writing, issues on WTO and global trade, entrepreneurship and leadership lesson debates.”

Another attractive feature of the program is the three-week visit to the United States.

This summer, the students joined the two-week workshop at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and visited several renowned companies including Google, Plug and Play, and Cisco.

It was the first time to America for many students and was an unforgettable memory.

“We called our trip as an American dream and we were glad our dream could be realized,” said Jimmy Chiu, a student from the department of engineering. He was in charge of the program.

“A teacher in IPFW said that you don’t go to college for a job, go find your passion, which inspired me the most,” said William Wu, who co-organized the trip with Chiu.

“The three-week trip to America not only provided me with precious experiences but helped me realize the importance of language proficiency, find the passion for life, and always be grateful for what you have,” said Albert Tsai, another student of the program.


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