I heartily welcome you at CLITT website. The College started as an educational arm of MLIT and has expended its function as an official educational institution that covers broad areas on national development. Here is three-minute introduction to our College.
CLITT is the principal, largest educational arm of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The College is mandated to enhance capacities and capabilities of officials and others to perform their duties related to MLIT that executes 8.6 trillion JPY (71 billion USD) per annum with about 61,000 staff members. The College, in close collaboration with MLIT, annually operates about 200 educational/training courses to fulfill the mission, 8,000 students are annually educated in CLITT. The courses range from a three-day crush course for top governmental officials through a one year course for newly recruited survey engineers.
The roots of the College could be traced to the establishment of Army Training Institute of Land Survey in 1888. The Kodaira School of the College stands on the ground where the army institute was founded over 100 years ago. After GHQ used the property during the occupation in 1945-1947, US Army Corps of Engineers returned the premise on the condition that it would be used for education of survey engineers, which was observed by Government of Japan. The College was established as Training Institute of Construction in 1957 based on training experience for engineers since 1888. The career-long educational system for survey engineers is still alive in current curriculums.
As most of government officials stay in a ministry until their retirement in Japan, career-long education and training of officials is crucial to uphold efficiency and resilience of the Government. CLITT conducts compulsory general courses at induction, mid-career, mid-managers and senior managers. Legal, economic, policy, and personnel knowledge and skills required for their positions are provided. Taking the courses is a must for their stepping up the careers.
Specialized courses are indispensable to formulate and implement policies in various fields relating to land, infrastructure, transport and tourism. Officials and employees of not only the central government but also local governments, semi-public institutions and private sectors join CLITT courses since the College is mandated to educate all the people who are the key for works of the Ministry. Outline of curses by fields is shown in Table 1.
CLITT has been actively engaged with educational activities on international cooperation. CLITT in collaboration with JICA conducts international training courses on national management of mapping and survey for managers and engineers from developing countries. CLITT also conducts courses for international cooperation to upgrade capacities of mid-career officials. CLITT will welcome overseas proposals for future partnerships and collaboration on educational activities with countries and international organizations.
CLITT deems important partnerships and relations with surrounding communities. The summer and spring schools provide with opportunities to interact with neighborhoods through activities for school kids and open-lectures for citizens. Ginkgo nuts picking is a popular autumn event for neighbors as the campus is opened to people who enjoy beautiful campus and tasty ginkgo nuts that falls in thousands from the vista trees. The College is also designated as a primary evacuation place for citizens of Kodaira City in the case of emergencies such as disasters.
The Kodaira School of CLITT is located in Kodaira City in the west Tokyo, 25 minutes west by train from the capital center. The Kodaira Campus is as large as Yankee Stadium. A main hall, a lecture building, a dormitory, an administrative building, a multi-purpose hall, and practice fields are functionally laid out on a ground of 6.2 hectares (15 acres). In addition to the 15 lecture rooms where we carry out our programs, the Kodaira School offers a Main Hall, 30 seminar rooms, two libraries, a dormitory with 350 rooms, a canteen, and an international conference meeting room equipped with simultaneous interpretation facilities. 100 professors, lecturers, and administrative officials support the 200 courses of the College on 24/7 basis.
Kashiwa Training Center is also conveniently located in East Tokyo, 30 minutes from the center. The campus is as large as 3.8 hectares (9.3 acres). The educational complex of 1.3 hectares accommodates a main building containing 10 lecture/seminar rooms, a canteen and administrative rooms, a dormitory with 170 rooms, an auditorium cum a multipurpose lecture room, and a flood control basin.
Both Campuses provide with serene educational environment which is best fit for studying, discussing and relaxing. Their easy accessibility from anywhere in Japan enables students and lecturers come and return without much stress. Lively neighborhoods of the Campuses help people keep energized and refreshed every day.
I hope you have quickly learned about CLITT. I wish you will have chance to visit us not only virtually but physically!
Table 1 Outline of CLITT Educational Courses in Fiscal Year 2015
|Field||Number of courses||Duration of courses||Total number of students||Title of Course (examples)|
|General for Class I officials||11||2-82 days||659||Induction, Mid-career, Mid-manager, Senior Manager, PPP Interaction|
|General for Class II and III officials||17||3-353 days||994||Induction, Administration, Basic Survey Engineers, Section Chiefs|
|General of Class I, II, and III||15||1-10 days||1069||Supervisor, Compliance Leader, Technical Directors|
|Security & Crisis Management||4||2 days||190||Crisis Manager, Regional Director|
|General (Kodaira School)||6||3-8 days||235||International Cooperation, PPP/PFI, Special Topics|
|Execution & Procurement of Public Works||18||3-12 days||605||Overseas Business Promotion, Contract & bidding, Construction Production System, Cost Reduction|
|Land Acquisition||4||5-17 days||201||Land Acquisition, Expropriation|
|Urban and Area Policy||11||4-16 days||550||Urban Policy, Town redevelopment, Park and Greening, Landscape regulation, PRE/FM, Integrated Transport System|
|Public Building, Architecture and Housing||11||3-18 days||565||Public Building Policy, Architecture Code & Regulation, Local Housing Policy, Managing Architectural Works|
|Real Estate||1||5 days||35||Real Estate Regulation|
|Disaster Management||4||3-5 days||145||Emergency Response, Disaster Assessment, Earthquake and Tsunami, TEC-FORCE, Disaster and Accident Management|
|River||12||4-18 days||475||River Planning, River Environment, Design of River Works, Dam Operation, Sabo Works Survey of Mega-Mudflows & Landslides|
|Road Management||10||4-12 days||465||Road Management, Road Planning, Design of Road Works, Road Maintenance, Road Traffic Safety (Pedestrians and Bicycles)|
|Survey, Mapping and GIS||14||4-10 days||446||Basics of Survey & Mapping, Public Survey, Geographical Information System (Primary, Middle, and Advanced Courses), Town GIS, Disaster GIS, International Survey & Mapping|
|General(Kashiwa Training Center)||11||3-5 days||355||Administrative Skills (Basics, Negotiation, Consulting and IT), Public Relations, Accounting, Personnel Affairs|
|Public Transport||6||1-5 days||280||Local Public Transportation, Support to Traffic Accident Victims|
|Barrier free||1||5 days||30||Basic of Barrier Free Policy|
|Logistics||2||3-4 days||80||Logistics, logistics at disasters|
|Information System||2||5 days||40||Information Network Security|
|Railways||6||4-5 days||120||Railway Administration, Railway Engineering, Driving Safety|
|Automobiles||4||4-5 days||152||Automobile Supervision (Basic and Advanced Courses)|
|Ships and Shipping||8||5-12 days||193||Shipping Administration, Ship Engineering, Navigation Safety|
|Ports||2||4 days||40||Port Administration, Compensation Works related to Ports|
|Aviation||7||5-8 days||100||Aviation Administration, Airport Operation, Airport Engineering, Aircraft Inspector,|
|Transport Safety Assessment||8||3-5 days||292||Transport Safety Management and Assessment (Primary, Middle and Senior Officials)|
|Tourism||3||3-5 days||130||Tourism Policy, Tourism Administration, Travel Agency Law|
Note) Title of the courses may not correspond to Japanese titles as they are modified to facilitate understanding of foreign visitors.