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JSR Participates in Mie-Prefecture's Human Resource Development for Regional Industry Project
- Accepting six trainees from Yokkaichi Technical High School for six months training

CSR  06/23/2008
JSR Corporation (President: Yoshinori Yoshida) announces its participation in the Human Resource Development for Regional Industry Project promoted by Mie prefectural government (the Mie Prefectural Board of Education, and the Mie Industry and Enterprise Support Center). JSR, as part of its CSR activities, has accepted six students from a prefectural high school and is providing them with lectures and practical training from JSR staff.

The Human Resource Development for Regional Industry Project is designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as well as the Ministry of Economics, Technology and Industry.

Through the project, Mie Prefecture is fostering human resources knowledgeable in the technologies and techniques that regional industries are seeking. Simultaneously, the Prefecture is promoting collaboration between regional industries and the education system by offering students opportunities to experience practical corporate training from engineers dispatched to schools from regional companies. This Japanese version of Dual System, a blend of theoretical and practical education, leads students, especially industrial high school students, to a deeper understanding of local companies.

JSR agreed with the objectives of the project as proposed by Mie Prefecture, and is participating in the project as a regional company to provide practical training to students from Yokkaichi Technical High School.

The first phase of the JSR six-month training curriculum includes a tour of a JSR plant, and lectures on the Yokkaichi industrial area. The latter phrase of training lasts for two months, from the end of September to early December, and involves weekly practical training at the JSR Human Resources Development Center at the Yokkaichi Plant.

Through the lectures and practical training provided by JSR employees, JSR will provide the students with opportunities to have actual hands-on experience with JSR technologies and techniques, which will contribute to fostering human resources with a zest for manufacturing products, and having basic knowledge and skills.

Dual System Schedule
Date Content
June 24 Plant tour providing an overview of petrochemical complex and JSR
September 30 Lecture on plant scheme
An overview of plant operations for a miniature plant
October 7 Basic understanding of chemical engineering
(fluid mechanics)
October 21 Basic understanding of chemical engineering
(heat transmission)
October 28 Basic understanding of plant maintenance
(understanding of corrosion, plant inspection, etc.)
November 4 Machinery maintenance
(Disassembly and inspection of rotating equipment)
November 11 Introduction to electrical equipment
(Basics on electrics, primary diagnosis for electrical equipment failures)
November 18 Basic understanding of process control system
(understanding of control theory, system operation, etc.)
with practical operation training at a miniature plant
November 25 Basic understanding of process control system
with practical operation training at a miniature plant
Troubleshooting practices by simulation
December 2 Summary


Other Educational Training Programs Supported by JSR
In addition to the above project, JSR proactively participates in a number of programs in response to the needs of regional communities by dispatching lecturers to educational and training programs so as to activate regional industries.

1. JSR participates in environmental education at elementary schools through the "Kids ISO14001 Programme"
Since 2007, JSR has taken part in the program and sent lecturers to elementary schools in Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture.

2. Special Lecture on Natural Science
Since 2007, JSR, in response to a request made by the Mie Prefectural Board of Education, has offered on-site classes in molecule science at junior high schools in Yokkaichi City. Molecule science is one of the basic elements of chemistry.

3. Dispatch of lecturers to Universities
As part of an industry-academia collaboration project initiated by Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, JSR staffers gave a lecture on "Characteristics of rubber; its manufacturing method and quality assurance" at the College of Industrial Technology, Nihon University.