此理念及構想受到教育部重視，自2018年底，承接教育部的指導與補助，將原本東海大學與財團法人中衛發展中心於105年合作建置的「國際專業人才輸送平臺」改名為「全球專業實習聯盟平臺」，英文名稱為Global Internship Facilitation of Taiwan，簡稱GIFT平臺。此平臺為一連結學校、企業、學生之線上平臺，讓臺灣各大學校院的在學生提早培養職場能力，並到職場實習，建立「培訓、實習、就業一條龍」的人才媒合與培育系統。另外，配合教育部政策，擴大媒合對象，讓30歲以下的青年也可註冊為會員。
Our main objective is to help students learn about themselves and guide them to select careers that suit themselves. We encourage these young, talented people to pursue their dreams and lead their own unique lives. We strongly believe that internships are an integral part of higher education. An internship gives a student the opportunity to learn the importance of teamwork and improve his or her interpersonal and communication skills. Interns can familiarize themselves with the workplace environment and effectively increase their employability. Moreover, students can try out different internships to gain knowledge of different industries and different corporate cultures. Consequently, students can discover their interests, strengths, and weaknesses, which lead to clearer career goals.
In 2018, under the funding and guidance of the Ministry of Education, we officially took over the ownership of the International Talent Pipeline—an online internship matching platform built collaboratively by Tunghai University and the Corporate Synergy Development Center—and renamed it the Global Internship Facilitation of Taiwan (“GIFT”). This is an online platform that connects universities, businesses and students, helping students hone their professional skills through internships. We envision this platform as a one-stop service that combines training, internship matching and career placement. Moreover, in line with the policies of the Ministry of Education, we expanded our service to allow all young people under the age of 30 to register as members and search for internships.
Currently, the platform has more than 200 employers, and we have cooperative agreements in place with numerous universities. We have sent over 300 students to internships located in countries such as Taiwan, Italy, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. The GIFT platform is open to the public for registration and its services are free of charge. In addition to students and job seekers, we also welcome businesses and schools to join this platform.
Please contact Ms. Ariel Chen if you have any questions at (04) 2359-0121 #35527.