‘Taiwan Tech Trek’ starting
About 300 Taiwanese youths from abroad will visit Taiwan this summer to participate in an internship program titled “Taiwan Tech Trek,” the National Science Council said in a statement yesterday. The program consists of a six-day orientation program from tomorrow to Friday next week, which will be held at Ching Yun University in Taoyuan, and a seven-week internship from July 2 to Aug. 17 at 79 designated host institutes, said the council, which has organized the program. This year’s participants come from 26 countries and were selected from among 914 applicants, the council said. The main goal of the program, sponsored by the government, is to recruit a new generation of overseas Taiwanese youths to enhance the country’s global competitiveness, it said. Taiwan Tech Trek began in 2005 and more than 1,700 students have participated in the program over the past seven years. The program is part of the government’s overall effort to recruit new generations of overseas Taiwanese to help raise Taiwan’s overall competitiveness.
Sunny skies forecast
A more stable weather pattern is likely to emerge in most areas of the nation over the weekend as the southwesterly monsoon winds weaken, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday. There is still a chance of showers, especially in southern and eastern Taiwan, until tomorrow, but they are not likely to be as heavy or as intense as over the past week, the bureau said. Meanwhile, temperatures are likely to rise sharply as the skies clear, reaching daily highs of about 33oC nationwide, the bureau said. The warmer weather could extend into next week, when cloudy to sunny skies are expected in most areas, the bureau forecast.