Passion for Teaching at Hokkaido Hakodate Technical High School

Mr. Daizo Fujikawa is a very passionate teacher at Hakkaido Hakodate Technical High School. Hakkaido Hakodate is located on the northern most island of Japan, 3.5-hour drive south from Sapporo.

Mr. Fujikawa and his colleagues teach engineering design and electronics-mechanical classes with SOLIDWORKS.  Students are also learning new technology with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.  Cloud-based apps help students manage their robot projects.  Students keep track of all design tasks and critical dates like important school exams.

To prepare for future careers with our commercial clients, Mr Fujikawa challenges them with the SOLIDWORKS Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) and Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) exams.  There are over 650,000 certified SOLIDWORKS users in the world.

My colleagues were invited to visit Mr. Fujikawa’s 3rd year Electronic-Mechanical design class and see first-hand the students’ excitement with hands-on project learning.  The “SOLIDWORKS energy” was so high in the classroom; Yuseke Otsubo, territory technical manager for SOLIDWORKS had to join in the design discussions.

Mr. Fujikawa and his fellow teachers see the importance of 3D Designer for Education, a collection of cloud-based apps including design, project management, collaboration, and community apps.  The platform simulates a company’s working environment for students to learn how industry functions across departments.  Our clients, using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, vary in size and industry, including start-ups. Students today need to learn new ways to compete for jobs requiring cloud collaboration skills.

Please visit our website to find out more about SOLIDWORKS and 3D Designer for Education.  Schools on subscription can apply to be a SOLIDWORKS Certification Academic Provider.

Thank you Mr. Fujikawa for sharing your story with the SOLIDWORKS community and thank you Junko Arai and SOLIDWORKS Japan team for supporting education.

Design well.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard