We welcomed 26 first-year students from Uzumasa Junior High School for career education!
On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, we welcomed 26 first-year students from Kyoto Municipal Uzumasa Junior High School to our Kyoto Head Office for a class on careers. The school planned a visit of first-year students to a nearby company to create an opportunity for them to "think about what it means to work beyond higher education, what it means to earn money, and what is important to them," and ROHM was invited to host them.
On the day of the event, students were introduced to "ROHM's work" in a lecture format and had the opportunity to think about what it means to "work" and "earn money" through a roundtable discussion with young employees working at ROHM. The roundtable discussion was conducted in the form of an interview with employees based on the questions that students had prepared in advance, such as "Why did you get this job?", "What do I need to do now or in high school or university to work for ROHM"
In order to provide the students with an opportunity to understand meaning of working with a real sense of reality by hearing the real voice of actual employees, the roundtable discussion was conducted in an interview format and the students asked questions that they had prepared in advance, such as "Why did you get this job?" and "What do you need to do now or in high school or university to work for ROHM.
The following comments were received from students.
"I now know that I can receive money if I do something helpful in the world."
"I want to help the world by helping people in need."
"I want to do something worthwhile in the future."
The following comments were received from employees who responded to the interviews, making it a meaningful time for them.
"I was inspired by the student thinking their futures carefully."
"It was a good experience for me because I never had a chance to have a serious talk with junior high school students."
"I was inspired that many of the student were more practical than when I was a junior high school student."
At a later date, we received a thank-you letter from the teacher, in which he wrote as follows. "Before the class, many of the students thought that earning money meant getting the money they and their family need to survive. However, after having the class, they now seem to have a deeper understanding of the meaning of work, such as "to deliver safety and security to customers," "to give happiness to others," and "to create products with the consumer's feelings in mind." The teacher thanked us for making this visit truly meaningful.
Through these educational support activities, we will continue to meet the expectations of educational institutions and support the development of human resources for the next generation, which in turn will contribute to a sustainable society.