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Introduction

 

Vision and Mission

1. Vision: To facilitate close cooperation between the academia, government and industries, thereby shaping TUT into a focal institute of development for humanities, science and technology in Taiwan.

2. Mission: To nurture highly sought-after talents that are equally proficient with practical applications and theoretical knowledge by the society and the sectors, thereby evolving into the benchmark of academic and industrial cooperation for “cultural creativity and a key player in relevant international exchanges.

Founding philosophy

In light of the trends for lifelong learning and overall improvement of the people’s vocational competence, the Center aims to provide more diverse channels of continued education and learning. After TUT has been upgraded and renamed as a technological university, the Office of Research and Development has established the Extension Education Center in an effort to achieve the aforementioned vision and mission. With TUT’s outstanding performance in education, the Center shall strive to offer the very best in instructor and teaching resources so as to serve the general public and businesses by offering various courses for extension and continued education.

 

Goals

Guided by TUT’s philosophy of being “The cradle of creativity and the hallmark for humanities”, the Center shall endeavor to diversify its offering of extension education courses and improve the quality of education in order to become a center of learning renowned for its features in arts and humanities. The Center’s goals include:

 

1. To encourage lifelong learning through the strengthening of continued education. By integrating the University’s various resources and talents, the Office offers credit courses for graduate and undergraduate students.

2. To become a center of community arts education by offering relevant non-credit courses in an effort to promote TUT’s features in home economics and art education.

3. To raise the general public’s general skill level and graduates’ competence in fields of employment by offering various skill certification training courses.

4. To improve industrial competitiveness and strengthen academic and industrial cooperation by collaborating with private businesses to offer OTJ training programs.

5. To organize government-commissioned vocational training programs out of TUT’s social responsibilities.

6. To establish sound working relationship with renowned domestic tuition institutions in order to promote training courses for relevant instructors/trainers.

7. To undertake certification operations for trainings beyond the scope of normal curricula due to request from foreign schools/institutions.

8 To promote inter-school exchanges (international and cross-strait) for extension education by joint-offering of extension education programs.

 

Scope of primary responsibilities
1. Credit courses: The Center offers credit courses for graduate students and undergraduate students.

2. Non-credit courses: Contents cover skill certification training, foreign language training, childcare personnel professional training and so forth. The skill certification trainings include Chinese/Western cuisine, bartending, bakery, cosmetics, hairdressing, female apparel design and so forth.

3. Vocational training: The Center offers training courses commissioned by the government, corporations and institutions.

4. Mainland Chinese students: Offers specific courses and summer tours for Mainland Chinese students and students in Minnan-Taiwan programs.

 

Outlooks for the future

1. TUT is renowned for its features of humanities and arts education. And as such, the Center has incorporated subjects including applied sciences, arts, music, design, language and so forth in an effort to become a regional center of learning.

2. Guided by the sense of social responsibility, the Center shall utilize TUT’s outstanding pool of instructors and facilities in its offering of vocational training programs in the hopes of becoming a regional vocational training center.

 

3.In light of the population density in neighboring districts and rapid industrial development, the Center shall promote relevant vocational training courses in the hopes of becoming the center of technological education for relevant industries.