Young Professionals Exchange Program
Read YPEP 2013 Trainee's report(PDF)
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Read YPEP 2009 Trainee's report(PDF)
Read YPEP 2008 Trainee's report(PDF)
Read YPEP 2007 Trainee's report(PDF)
Read YPEP 2005 Trainee's report
Young Professionals Exchange Programme (YPEP) was established in 1996 to develop good relationship and friendship between Japanese and Australian young consulting engineers through mutually visiting and staying with the member firms of AJCE and its Australian counterpart, ACEA (Association of Consulting Engineers Australia).
MOU fomally signed bewteen ACEA and AJCE
(Left: Richard KELL, ACEA president and
Right: Masao UMEDA, AJCE president at the time)
While its primary purpose is to provide young engineers in both countries with opportunities to experience a different culture, to learn different engineering skills, and to create an extensive network of young professionals, we are hoping that in the future we will see joint business projects be formulated through the network established in this programme. In the past decade, more than 100 young engineers participated in the programme, and it has been noted in the FIDIC member society as a good example of international capacity building effort.
In 2006, after 10 year of mutual exchanges, some new ideas were infused to YPEP, such as “pre-visit dialogue” in which a trainee communicates with a mentor from the host company for several months prior to visiting the company, to exchange information and to prepare for the upcoming on-site training. This new element proved, in 2007, to be very helpful for the trainees to get familiar with the host company and jump start the on-site programme. It contributed a lot to revitalize the programme.
The item of YPEP
1. Pre-visit dialogue for several months
2. Training at host firms for 3 weeks
Technical training at each host company,Site Visit, Short home stay
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