Indonesia: Panasonic Gobel Indonesia welcomes pupils from Jakarta Japanese school to experience the workplace
Following a request from Jakarta Japanese School, Panasonic Gobel Indonesia (PGI) welcomed four second-year junior high school pupils in to experience the workplace on January 23, 2014. Over the course of a half-day program, the pupils learned about what it is to work for a manufacturing company.
+Learning about how a manufacturing company works
Following a welcome address from PGI President Hiroyoshi Suga, the pupils were given a tour of the company showroom so they could learn about Panasonic's businesses. They showed particular interest in the latest smart televisions.
Then, the children played a card game designed to teach them about the roles both of PGI itself and of the various people involved in its manufacturing operations.
They then took part in an experiment using the vacuum insulation materials behind Panasonic's energy-saving refrigerators. The pupils were astonished by the amazing insulation performance and actually being able to see the glass fiber. The experience gave them a glimpse at the sheer breadth of the company's manufacturing operations.
+Workshop [Let's promote Indonesia's refrigerators]
In order for the pupils to experience the roles of people working in manufacturing, they were invited to take part in a workshop activity entitled "Let's promote Indonesia's refrigerators".Firstly, they held interviews with various employees to investigate about refrigerators in Indonesia. They were divided into two teams to respectively "plan a sales campaign" and "propose a product name and slogan".
The pupils then produced a video promoting Indonesian refrigerators based on the plans that they had devised, performing the roles of director, reporters, and cameramen. (The final video was completed in five takes!)
1:Product name: New colour fridge
2:Slogan: Let's start colourful life with new fridge!
3:Campaign plans: Ramadan gift-wrapping service; campaign targeting housewives;free frying pan with each purchase; training for sales staff
This activity was arranged locally based on the Panasonic Kids School knowhow developed in Japan (Eco Stories, My Way Discovery Program, Kid Witness News (KWM)).