【City of Kawasaki】Introducing the Unique Website “Genba Boys” for SME’s Recruting!
post date : 2015.10.30
The Institute of Industry Promotion Kawasaki, which supports small/medium sized enterprises (SMEs), operates a unique website called “Genba Boys” which introduces young employees working in small manufacturing factories (=genba), in order to tackle the shortage of younger employees in manufacturing industries. The aim of the project is to show that “manufacturing is cool”.
According to the METI’s White Paper on Manufacturing Industries, the number of young workers in the manufacturing industries has been decreasing every year. As is the case in Kawasaki, many companies are struggling to secure high-quality young human resources, which results in difficulty in passing on their craft.
This website is operated together with Business Innovation Center Osaka. The “Boys”, under 35, are recommended by the owner and their colleagues at companies in the city. Pictures of them taken by a professional cameraman are uploaded with their name, company and message. 22 engineers including “Girls” from 10 companies have been introduced so far since April 2015.
■ Genba Boys (Kawasaki version)
http://www.kawasaki-net.ne.jp/genbadanshi/ (Japanese only)
Metal Spinning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CylTZ7u7xwc
Lathe Operator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cFtW3vHaE8
Special Cutting Technique for Difficult to Cut Material
Business Promotion Section, The Institute of Industry Promotion—Kawasaki
TEL: 044-548-4119 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Industrial Promotion Section, Industrial Promotion Department, Economic
and Labour Affairs Bureau, City of Kawasaki
TEL: 044-200-2326 e-mail: email@example.com