Welcome to the official website of CLITT! The College carries out education and training programs through which officials of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), local governments and independent administrative agencies as well as private sector employees can acquire specialized knowledge and skills to perform their duties throughout their carriers.
Furthermore, in partnership with Japan International Corporate Agency, we implement special technical training programs on surveying and mapping for officials from developing countries.
Satisfaction of customers, e.g., trainees and their employers, is our top priority. Enhanced capability and performance of trained officials will benefit the people, our end customers. We emphasize the following three points to ensure the satisfaction.
We offer professional, advanced lectures delivered by both internal and external professors, experts, and specialists. 700 lecturers deliver high quality lectures tailor-made for the courses. Senior officials of the Ministry share their latest national policy and their application in the field. Senior consultants coach techniques and skills on, inter alia, risk management, public involvement, team works, compliance, accountability, and media interviews. Top officials of the government, leading journalists and opinion leaders, high-caliber business executives, leading scientists and researchers are among our 300 visiting lecturers.
Critical social challenges our society faces, such as revitalization of local areas, promoting public-private partnerships, maintaining aging infrastructure, are squarely addressed in the lectures. The lectures cover not only principles and basic theories to help analyze the challenges but their practical applications to solve specific cases in the field. The College conducts ex-post survey of all students for all the lectures. The courses and lectures are constantly assessed and improved based on the review cycle. According to the questionnaire-based survey to students, over 90% of students have been satisfied with the lectures.
In addition to high-quality lectures, the College provides various educational methods to enhance efficiency of the courses. Group discussion, role-playing, and debates improve students’ understanding on subjects and enhance their personal skills in handling specific challenges. Field visits and surveys included in the courses help their in-depth understanding of lectures. Presentation and discussion sessions at the conclusion of the courses help to enhance their capabilities to apply theories and knowledge into practical solutions. Through these “hands-on” programs, students can actively take part in the courses thereby deepening their knowledge and improving their skills in tandem.
The boarding system is a major educational feature of the College. Over 95% of both international and domestic students stay in the College dormitory during the courses. They study, work and socialize together for days and weeks under one roof. As many students are from different regions but with similar positions/mandates, they quickly get acquainted with each other, share experience and lessons, and foster friendships. Relations of “eating from the same pot” among students facilitate development of their personal networks during the courses. The students unequivocally appreciate building such networks as they will be assets throughout their careers after they leave the College.
The Main Campus of CLITT is located in Kodaira City in western Tokyo. Just 25 minutes by train from the center of Tokyo, the city is endowed with lush green of Musashino Plateau Area and clean water of Tamagawa Aqueduct. The Kashiwa Training Center of CLITT in Kashiwa City, also just 30-minutes east-bound train ride from Tokyo, is located adjacent to Kashiwanoha Prefectural Park. The surrounding areas of both campuses are ideal for taking a refreshing walk.
You may also find some interesting spots to visit inside the Campuses. Survey and GIS courses of CLITT, a main educational pillar of the college, originate from the training courses established by Technical Institute of Japan Army Department of Survey in 1888. There is a stone monument celebrating the 100 year anniversary since the establishment of the educational system of surveying and mapping in Japan. You will find the monument built in 1988 in the courtyard of the College. You may also find the official trees of 47 Japanese prefectures in the campus. In Kashiwa Training Center, symbolic parts used in the transportation sector (land, sea and air) such as a rail, a ship deck and a runway have been woven into the design of the building. Where are the parts hidden? You can find them when you visit the Center.
I hope you enjoyed my short introduction to CLITT. You may find more details by clicking the items you find interesting. I wish you enjoy the College!