Human Resource Development
FIPO supports education and research at universities and colleges in the Hamadori area in an effort to accumulate knowledge and also conducts learning on science, mathematics, and local history at elementary and junior high schools as well as career education at senior high schools.
Collaborations between universities and communities: summer school conducted for senior high school students in Hamadori (Tokyo University of Agriculture and the city of Soma)
What is Innovation Education?
Innovation education is seamless, one-stop education for elementary schools, junior high schools, senior high schools, and universities, with “inquiry-based learning” as the keyword for developing human resources that will lead the community
Elementary and Junior High Schools
Futaba District Educational Reconstruction Vision Council Project
Education Restoration Project for the 12 Municipalities in Evacuated Areas
Senior High Schools
Fukushima Innovation Human Resource Development Support Project
Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework Promotion and Industrial Human Resource Development Project
Universities and Colleges
Reconstruction Knowledge Project
+ Innovation Area Regional Promotion Project (Fukushima Future Innovation Lectures)
Expanding the Circle of Innovative Human Resources
・Education that fosters care for the community
・Increasing ambitions toward the Innovation Framework and reconstruction
Discovering Fukushima’s Potential
・Developing human resources capable of innovation
・Developing expert human resources
Acquiring Knowledge for Reconstruction in Fukushima
・Developing human resources who possess expert knowledge
and contribute to reconstruction in Fukushima
Innovation Area Regional Promotion Project (Fukushima Future Innovation Lectures)
Visiting lectures by experts involved in the Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework for the future leaders of Fukushima Prefecture (all regions of Fukushima). These lectures not only familiarize people with the Framework but to provide opportunities to learn about advanced technologies and the potential of Fukushima Prefecture in hopes of producing human resources in Fukushima capable of innovation in the future from among the participants of this lecture.
By having outside lecturers speak, this initiative also aims to create a side effect of bolstering inquiry-based learning at schools, a type of learning that has become increasingly important in recent years.
Support for Education and Research at Universities and Colleges
Human Resource Infrastructure Development Project Using Reconstruction Knowledge at Universities (Reconstruction Knowledge Project)
Since the earthquake, education and research efforts by universities inside and outside the prefecture in collaboration with local governments, companies, high schools, and more have been underway in the Hamadori area, where there are few universities or other institutions of higher education, and FIPO has actively supported these efforts.
About the Reconstruction Knowledge Project
In this project, agreements are entered into with municipalities in the Hamadori area to establish bases and provide support for universities conducting education and research in an effort to accumulate and use the knowledge on reconstruction in Fukushima (Reconstruction Knowledge) held by universities and colleges. This five-year project spanning 2021 to 2025 aims to cultivate human resources and contribute to the reconstruction of the Hamadori area through ongoing education and research at universities and other institutions.
21 projects were adopted through public offering, three of which were selected as “Priority Initiatives”.
*Subsidies for FY 2021: ¥405 million total
Subsidies for FY 2022: ¥405 million total
Innovation Education at Senior High Schools
Fostering Innovative Human Resources
Practical educational programs are developed in collaboration with local businesses, research institutions, and universities to develop expert human resources at 11 schools eligible under the Innovation Framework who will serve as top leaders and immediate assets in driving the Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework.
*Targets for Innovation:
Top Leaders (3 Schools): Iwaki High School, Haramachi High School, and Soma High School
Agriculture (3 Schools): Iwaki Agricultural High School, Soma Agricultural High School, and Iwaki Kaisei High School
Industry (3 Schools): Taira Technical High School, Nakoso Technical High School, and Kawamata High School
Cutting-Edge Schools (2 Schools): Futaba Future School and Odaka Industrial Technology and Commerce High School
Facility tour held in conjunction with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Fukushima Renewable Energy Laboratory
Iwaki Agricultural High School: Drone operation practice and efforts to use drones in agriculture
Futaba Future School: A junior and senior high school established by Fukushima Prefecture
Education for Elementary and Junior High School Students
Futaba District Educational Reconstruction Vision Promotion Council, Fukushima Prefecture
Through efforts such as Community Development Studies, an inquiry-based learning program that studies the local community, and collaborations between locals and a diverse range of people, the eight municipalities of Futaba District go beyond borders and generation gaps to promote attractive education unique to the district.
The goal is to instill in children the ability to create their own future.
*The PR bulletin “Futaba Education” may also be viewed at the link above.
Fukushima Education Reconstruction Promotion Project (Education Promotion Project for 12 Elementary and Junior Highs Schools in Evacuated Areas)
This project provides educational support for 12 elementary and junior high schools in evacuated areas to help create attractive schools and a distinctive education that builds stronger ties with the community.
Fukushima Super Science School Project (Compulsory Education Division, Fukushima Board of Education)
Hosted in cooperation with the Compulsory Education Division of the Fukushima Board of Education, this project develops learning programs to increase understanding of the region that include robotics, renewable energy, and other new industries starting in elementary and junior high in an effort to expand the circle of human resources that will contribute to the actualization of the Framework.