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Initiatives for Cultivating the Next Generation

SECOM strives to contribute to a sustainable society through initiatives such as support for cultivating the next generation, disaster support activities, sports support activities, and activities for local communities and international communities.

Support for cultivating the next generation

Holding internships

SECOM holds internships in order to provide practical experience to undergraduate and graduate students who will be leaders of the next generation. This experience will deepen their understanding towards SECOM and working in society.

During the ten-day internship program, interns attend lectures and new employee training. They also tour the Intelligent Systems Laboratory located in Mitaka, Tokyo. These experiences allow interns to learn about security and the other core business of SECOM. Furthermore, interns experience actual work under the supervision of employees. At the end of the program, interns engage in discussions with employees and trainees, after which they give group presentations on what they learned during the internship.

Fiscal 2017 results
Number of internships: 26 / Total number of interns: approx. 450

Internships allow interns to experience actual work under the supervision of employees

Student City

This hands-on learning program is aimed at fifth-grade elementary students. The children take turns experiencing the roles of employees and consumers in an imaginary city. This allows students to learn about economic mechanisms and the relationship with society. Through this experience, the program aims to help children make choices regarding their future career.

Since May 2003, SECOM joined at Student City held in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo. Afterwards, we have joined in Kyoto city (January 2007), Iwaki city in Fukushima Prefecture (May 2014), and Sendai city (August 2014). SECOM employees serve as volunteers to support the operation of Student City.

Fiscal 2017 results
Number of times Student City was held: 201 / Total number of participants: 24,062

SECOM’s booth at Student City

Job Shadow

This hands-on learning program is aimed freshman high school students. During the program, students closely “shadow” the work of corporate employees to learn what it means to be a working professional. Through this experience, the program aims to help students make choices regarding their future career.

SECOM supports the goal of the program and has provided Job Shadow opportunities to local high school students since 2004.

Fiscal 2017 results
Number of times that Job Shadow was held: 1 / Total number of participants: 36

Job Shadow provides an opportunity to learn about working

Super Science High Schools (SSH)

This program for cultivating next-generation professionals is operated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). SECOM has participated in the program since fiscal 2015. We cooperate in special lectures which are held by junior high schools and high schools that place particular focus on science and mathematics educations, and which aim at deepening interest in scientific technology.

Fiscal 2017 results
Number of SSH programs held: 9 / Total number of participants: approx. 1,000

Special lecture at a Super Science High School

World Children’s Baseball Foundation (General Incorporated Foundation)

The World Children’s Baseball Foundation (WCBF) was established with the mission of “contributing to the diffusion and growth of baseball played the right way and spreading international goodwill and friendship among children throughout the world.” SECOM agrees with and supports this mission. The WCBF Chairman is Sadaharu Oh, one of the most prominent baseball players in Japan. The WCBF holds international youth baseball tournaments in Japan, the US, and other countries. It also operates numerous other programs such as youth baseball camps held throughout Japan.

KINEKO International Children’s Film Festival (former the Kinder Film Festival)

Started in 1992, KINEKO is Japan’s only international film festival for children. The festival is held every year in summer. KINEKO conveys international culture, dreams, aspirations, and meaningful messages to a countless number of children.

In addition to film screenings, KINEKO features events such as live screenings with real-time voiceovers performed by voiceover artists and workshops where children can try voiceovers themselves. These events provide opportunities to become familiar with films and to nurture dreams. Since 2005, SECOM has sponsored KINEKO and assisted in festival operation.

Kids Design Association (KDA)

KDA is an association to perform a variety of research studies such as collecting and analyzing information on accidents suffered by children at homes, in their neighborhood, and other situations in daily life through partnerships and cooperation with parental guardians, hospitals, corporations, local governments, and the national government, and utilizes research results to spread and promote product and contents design from the perspective of children. SECOM supports KDA as a trustee corporation.

In 2007, KDA established the Kids Design Award in cooperation with the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). This award recognizes products and initiatives featuring outstanding kids design.

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