Latest Update : Jan.24, 2013
A stakeholder dialogue was held at the Karuizawa Plant
Employees Sharing their Know-How Through Lectures to Students
Mr. Takao Uehara: I am the chairman of the town's Board of Education, and from my viewpoint, a large company like Minebea is like a "treasure chest" of knowledge and skills.
Would it be possible to open this treasure chest to the community by having your employees visit schools to share their knowledge, skills, and experience with children?
Mr. Eiichi Kobayashi: Please tell us more about your idea of employees giving lectures.
Mr. Takao Uehara: For example, having your employees give science lessons at junior high schools.
Mr. Naoya Kodama: Minebea's bearing products are used in many different applications around the world, and just a discussion of that would raise student's awareness of technology.
In the past, Minebea cooperated with our vocational study program at the junior high school. Now, we're trying to find out the kind of skills people need to be useful members of society. If we can determine what skills young people need, we have a better idea of what students need to learn at junior high and high schools. I think it would be great if your employees could provide talks to students and nurture their dreams.
Mr. Yuji Moteki: Whenever I have discussions with people from Minebea, it's always a stimulating experience, and I feel my horizons have broadened. You have a global business strategy, pursuing dynamic business on a huge scale. It would be a great educational benefit for children to experience this global vision.
Mr. Eiichi Kobayashi: We have many employees who could talk about our global business with your students. We look forward to having discussions with your educators to make this happen and hearing more about what the children would most like to hear about. We'd like to consider not only lessons for your junior high school, but for your elementary schools as well.
Mr. Takao Uehara: On a related topic, exactly what kind of people is Minebea interested in hiring?
Mr. Eiichi Kobayashi: It changes from year to year. This year, we focused on bolstering our manufacturing capabilities and placed an emphasis on people for our manufacturing operations. In five or 10 years, we may seek to strengthen research and development, and then we would hire more university graduates.
Date of the Event : October 25, 2012