Ahead of the expiration of the collaborative agreement between Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Hokkaido University, and Nitori Holdings for the purpose of developing IT human resources, a ceremony to re-sign the agreement was held at the Hokkaido University Academic Exchange Hall in Kita Ward, Sapporo City. , re-concluded an agreement until the end of March 3.

 According to Hokkaido University, the re-signing ceremony was attended by Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki, Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto, Hokkaido University President Kiyohiro Hokkaido, and Nitori Holdings President Toshiyuki Shirai, and after signing the agreement, the four parties joined hands. They promised to promote cooperation.

 The agreement period is from April 4st to the end of March 1. Cooperation items are
・Promote research that contributes to data-driven new social design
・Development of advanced information personnel such as data science at universities and graduate schools
・Developing IT human resources for young people such as elementary, junior high, and high school students
-Such. At Nitori Holdings, President Shirai will be giving lectures at Hokkaido University, and Hokkaido and Sapporo City will work with Hokkaido University to provide IT education for elementary, junior high, and high school students.

 In Hokkaido, next-generation semiconductor manufacturing company Lapidus is building a factory in Chitose City, and digital-related industries are expected to gather in Hokkaido, creating a greater need for IT human resources than ever before. In response, the four parties will extend their collaboration agreement and accelerate efforts among industry, government, and academia.

 The partnership agreement was signed by Sapporo City, Hokkaido University, and Nitori Holdings in 2019, with Hokkaido joining in 2021.

reference:[Hokkaido University] Hokkaido, Sapporo City, Hokkaido University, and Nitori Holdings Co., Ltd. re-enter a partnership agreement to develop and inherit "future IT human resources" (PDF)

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