ESGPromoting Youth Development
We are committed to conveying the wonders of science and technology and the importance of craftsmanship to elementary and junior high school students in Japan. For this reason, we hold science classes in which our employees act as instructors, and we also offer corporate training to teachers. In addition to work experience and factory tours, we actively engage in career and educational support activities to help students become self-reliant when they enter the workforce, such as independence support and corporate lectures.
Overseas, as well, we provide technical support in the rapidly developing Southeast Asia region such as donating laboratory equipment (Fuji Electric products) to science and engineering universities. We also invite instructors from vocational training schools to Japan, where they learn how to operate and maintain the equipment and how to provide effective guidance in the field.
Next-generation development support
Science classes held at elementary schools in Kawasaki City
On January and February, 2023, the Kawasaki Factory held science classes for 157 sixth graders at Higashi-Ikuta Elementary School and Oshima Elementary School, which are in Kawasaki City. The Kawasaki Factory has been offering these science classes since 2017 as a way to spark children’s interest in manufacturing through learning about science. This year’s classes were on wind power, which the Kawasaki Factory is closely related to. New employees, who are younger and closer to the children in age, hosted the class, conducting experiments using turbines made from milk cartons and motors. The turbines were used for experiments to demonstrate things such as how electricity is generated using wind, and how the amount of electricity generated varies depending on certain conditions. Afterward, the students shared their thoughts on the lesson, commenting “Now I became good at experimenting and considering,” and “It made me more interested in science, which I was not good at.”
Training for Teachers
Private Company Training for Teachers
For two days from August 7, 2023, we held training for 26 teachers from elementary and junior high schools in Hino City, Tokyo, at the Human Resources Development Center (Tokyo Factory Area). This training was sponsored by the Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs, and its intent was to give teachers a deeper understanding of the concept of corporate activities and human resource development initiatives. In addition to introducing our business and products and leading a factory tour, we also gave the participants a lesson on programming suitable for elementary school science classes.
Holding a factory tour for local elementary school students
As part of our CSR activities, on November 8, 2021, the Matsumoto Factory, sufficiently taking measures to prevent COVID-19 infection, invited 49 third-year elementary school students from Tsukama Elementary School in Matsumoto City to a factory tour. Power semiconductors, the core product of Matsumoto Factory, are almost never seen in everyday life. The students on the tour listened intently to the explanations provided by our employees and learned the important role played by these semiconductors that are used in familiar products, such as Shinkansen trains, cars, computers and consumer electronics. The students seemed very impressed. We also showed them the power semiconductor production process and cogeneration (combined heat and power) equipment. This was a valuable opportunity for the students to gain a greater understanding of the Matsumoto Factory.
Educational Support Overseas
Developing the Next Generation through Courses at Local Schools
As part of the social contribution activities commemorating Fuji Electric’s 100th anniversary in 2023, we Fuji Electric Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. are supporting the development of the next generation by providing courses on the Japanese language, quality and manufacturing, and electrical equipment at two local technical colleges. In some of the courses, our employees serve as instructors, sharing their work knowledge and information about our products. First, we held a two-day course on quality (ISO) from September 20, 2022, which was very popular with the students. "We hope that these courses will help them to gain knowledge and skills they can use in their future jobs."
Supporting the Cambodia National Skill Competition
Approximately 100 pieces of electrical equipment including Fuji Electric programmable logic controllers (PLC) and circuit breakers were donated to the National Skill Competition held by the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training of Cambodia for five days from October 24 to 28, 2022. During the Competition, 61 students from vocational training schools in Cambodia competed in categories that included electric circuits, manufacturing, and programming with the aim of representing their country at the ASEAN competition. The Competition, now on its 8th occasion, aims to contribute to improving Cambodia’s vocational abilities and the value of its young workers. Since 2017, Fuji Electric has collaborated with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on such projects and will remain involved in activities to support the development of human resources in Cambodia. We will continue our contribution to improving the quality of engineering education for students in Southeast Asia to enhance their technical skills.
Participated in STEM Fair 2023
As part of our CSR activities, we, Fuji Electric (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., participated in STEM Fair 2023, organized by Kedah State. The event lasted for three days from January 8, 2023, and it brought together other companies from the business park where we are located as well as government agencies and industry players, all for the purpose of communicating the importance of STEM* to local students. By producing spider robots, we showcased our power semiconductors and our other products, how they are manufactured, and how fun it can be to learn about STEM.
*Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
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