Support that Helps Foster the Next Generation
Accepting Students for On-the-Job Experience and Factory Tours
The Yamaha Group accepts requests from regional educational facilities and offers workplace, internships and factory tours. In fiscal 2012, Yamaha Corporation, Yamaha Music Craft Corporation and the Hamamatsu Branch of Yamaha Music Tokai Co., Ltd. provided on-the-job experience and conducted factory tours in Japan for around 40 children over 12 occasions. Overseas, Yamaha often receives requests from educational facilities in each region and we do our best to cooperate by accepting people for work experience and tours. P.T. Yamaha Indonesia takes on 60 to 80 a year people from industrial high schools and universities to date for internships. P.T. Yamaha Musical Products Indonesia accepts students from Japanese school in Surabaya that come to visit as part of a program for children to experience different company settings.
Students participating in on-the-job experience and how to manufacture musical instruments
On-the-job experience at a sales store
Classes to Make Instruments and On-site Lessons
Yamaha Corporation provides programs for children focused on the themes of manufacturing and science in response to the requests of the local community. In fiscal 2012, Yamaha held several events that provided an opportunity for youngsters to experience the mechanisms of sound through musical instruments. Such events included “Make and Play a Handmade Guitar ~ Oneness” held in collaboration with university students from the NPO CSN Hamamatsu in which children created their own handmade one-string guitars that they then had fun playing together. Another class taught children how to make a folk instrument from Africa called a kalimba. In September 2012, managers from Yamaha Corporation’s Production Technology Department visited junior high schools to give lessons. The lessons taught the children about “ions” through experiments that reproduce the plating process for wind instruments.
Handmade guitar class
(Playing with the handmade guitars (left), Yamaha Corporation staff together with members of CSN Hamamatsu (right))
A class for making kalimbas (the assembly kit uses off-cuts of wood from the production process for musical instruments)
Yamaha staff conduct a lesson on “plating” at a junior high school
Support for Learning Facilities and School Supplies
In November 2012, Yamaha Corporation set up a room to listen to different types of sound vibration as well as an exhibit showing the cross-sections of musical instruments at the Hamamatsu Science Museum (Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Pref.). The museum opened in 1986 to develop science-oriented minds and includes a planetarium and a participation-type exhibition that people can touch to aid in learning. Many of the exhibitions can be attributed to the participation and support of regional companies and groups, and Yamaha Corporation has also played a role since the museum opened, this time donating the following new exhibits for the “sound” corner.
|Variable acoustic room||Exhibit using audio signal processing technology. Visitors can experience sound vibrations virtually in such simulated settings as a theater, echo room, cave and church simply by flicking a switch.|
|Cutaway models of musical instruments||Exhibit where the cross-section of eight different kinds of musical instrument, including wind, string and percussion instruments, can be observed close-up.|
Based on a request from a school for Japanese children located nearby, Hangzhou Yamaha Musical Instruments Co. Ltd. provided off-cuts of maple, beech, spruce and fiber board (MDF) generated while processing piano parts and off-cuts of nyatoh and rosewood generated in the production process of guitars. These off-cuts come in handy as building blocks at schools.
Building blocks using wood off-cuts
Yamaha Electronics Manufacturing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. donated tables and chairs that were not being used in its factory to a local elementary school for use in the dining hall.
The company donated 35 tables and 100 chairs
The tables and chairs went to (Kampung Nasib elementary school)