Offering work experience to students
[Japan] Mazda Ace Co., Ltd., Mazda Logistics Co., Ltd., and other Group companies, Kobe Mazda Co., Ltd., Tottori Mazda Co., Ltd., Kansai Mazda Co., Ltd., and other dealerships
Raising students' interest in their future paths
Each year, Mazda Group companies offer work experiences to junior and senior high school students in order to support the growth of the future workforce.
Mazda Ace has been offering work experience since 2005. In FY2019, three junior high school students gained work experience at the headquarters shop in May. They received advice about mindsets, greetings, and the importance of listening to others at work, as well as gained experience with office work and transporting and displaying beverages.
Mazda Logistics has been offering work experience to neighborhood junior high school students since 2017.
In May of FY2019, two students received work experience in the general affairs, human resources, and financial fields doing data entry, preparing documents, and making copies.
The students commented, "It was all new, and it was a valuable experience that I couldn't get at school" and "I realized how the combination of each small task helps support the company overall."
By the numbers
Duration of program: 15 years
Total number of participants: 47
Duration of program: 3 years
Total number of participants: 6
Every year, dealerships offer work experiences to local elementary, junior high, high school, and special support school students in order to teach them the value of working in society.
In FY2019, Kobe Mazda welcomed 11 students, Tottori Mazda welcomed two, and Kansai Mazda welcomed eight. The dealerships let them watch vehicle inspections and maintenance, as well as clean the interior and exterior of display and rental cars, welcome customers, and serve tea.
By the numbers
Duration of program: 12 years
Total number of participants: 121
Duration of program: 10 years
Total number of participants: 32
Duration of program: 8 years
Total number of participants: 64