Initiatives for the Next Generation

The JVCKENWOOD Group supports the growth of children who will play key roles in the future and fosters the next generation of citizens for sustainable social development by offering classes and opportunities to young people, and improving elementary school facilities. We will continue our diverse community activities to co-create value that can be passed on to the next generation.

Work/Technology Experience Programs and Delivering Lessons

Acceptance of local high school students for work experience (internship)

JVCKENWOOD Nagaoka Corporation conducts a work experience (internship) for local high school students every year. In fiscal 2020, we also accepted one high school student and had them experience what kind of work is actually being done at JVCKENWOOD Nagaoka Corporation. Participants in the work experience have applied for new graduate recruitment for the third consecutive year, and have joined the company through the recruitment exam. We will continue to work with local high schools to foster the next generation.

Inventor Camp Science Project (Thailand)

JVCKENWOOD (Thailand) Co., Ltd. offered the Inventor Camp Science Project at the request of local elementary schools in March 2021. Eighteen elementary school students participated in the project, and employees with expertise gave lectures on the project and conducted experiments using electric circuits. Through this opportunity, we endeavored to inspire children to become interested in science and invention and to play an active role as future STEM human resources*.

* Human resources who can contribute to the development of science and technology by studying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in an integrated manner.

Delivering environmental lessons at Tsuruoka Haguro Elementary School

In July 2020, JVCKENWOOD Yamagata Corporation held the Delivering environmental lesson, as "Let's express the sound of the forest with onomatopoeia" at Tsuruoka Haguro Elementary School in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture. This is the third time we have offered the delivering environmental lesson at Tsuruoka Haguro Elementary School. We will continue to provide opportunities for children, who will lead the future, to experience the importance of forests and the wonders of forests, and to deepen their understanding of environmental issues such as biodiversity and global warming.

Opportunities for Younger Generation

Internship program with Oxford Brookes University (UK)

Enabling university students to gain a deeper understanding of work, companies, industries, and society through internships plays a big part in the development of skilled professionals and their occupational education.

JVCKENWOOD U.K. Ltd. (UK) partnered with Oxford Brookes University in January 2019 to create a mechanism for incorporating student input during headphone development. Since joining the university internship program in August 2019, the company has been accepting student interns in its marketing and other departments.

Participation in collaborative education with Miskolc University (Hungary)

Shinwa Precision Hungary Ltd. (Hungary) has an internship program with the Miskolc University, and accepted three student interns in 2020. These students had worked in various departments, including project engineering and logistics.

Fostering Children's Volunteer Awareness (Thailand)

JVCKENWOOD Electronics Co., Ltd. (Thailand) supports children to foster an awareness of volunteerism. We believe that raising children's own awareness of volunteer activities is very important for the promotion of continuous volunteer activities, and we support cleaning activities for children in nearby elementary schools.

Providing Children with Learning Opportunities and Improving Learning Environments

Providing scholarships to elementary school students and enhancing elementary school facilities, such as toilets and washrooms, are vital to fostering students’ potential and creating opportunities for young people to sow the seeds of economic growth in developing countries, as well as improving hygiene and preventing infectious diseases. 

Scholarship and school supply donations for elementary school (Thailand)

JVCKENWOOD Optical Electronics Co., Ltd. (Thailand) donated sports equipment, stationery, and gifts to Banmabmakha School on Children’s Day along with a scholarship totaling 5,000 baht. The JVCKENWOOD Group hopes that these contributions will bring joy to the lives of underprivileged children. 

Donation of COVID-19 countermeasure products to elementary schools (Indonesia)

The Mitra Association, an organization organized by employees of PT. JVCKENWOOD Indonesia and volunteer members of Japanese-local companies in Indonesia, donated hand disinfectants, masks, and other new forms of anti-coronavirus equipment to seven elementary schools in the vicinity of Suryacipta Industrial Zone in order to support the creation of an environment in which children can attend school with peace of mind and study even in the event of COVID-19.