June 26, 2019

JAMA to Host Event Supporting Young Women in Science,
"Drive for the Future - A Job to Drive Your Dreams,"
on July 13 at Gakken Headquarters and on July 15 at Grand Front Osaka

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA) is pleased to announce a two-venue event to support young women in science, "Drive for the Future - A Job to Drive Your Dreams," to be held at Gakken's headquarters in Tokyo on Saturday, July 13, 2019 and at Grand Front Osaka on Monday, July 15.

In addition to discussing women’s careers in the automobile manufacturing industry, participants in this gathering will examine the tie-ins between science studies and employment. JAMA has been hosting this event since 2015 with the goal of broadening options for study and career paths as well as occupational fields.

This year the event will feature a panel discussion between women engineers currently employed at major automobile manufacturing firms and young women now studying science or engineering at university, along with a talk by women engineers on what led them to choose to study science and/or engineering, what they focused on at university in their particular fields of study, and what their current jobs demand of them. Time will be allotted for an informal Q&A session devoted to addressing audience members' concerns, whether with studies, university options, or career and employment topics. A hands-on, interactive experience with some of the latest technology from automobile manufacturers will also be available.

JAMA would like to ask members of the press to please convey this information about the automobile manufacturers actively promoting women’s involvement in the workplace through this noteworthy event.

"Drive for the Future - A Job to Drive Your Dreams" Supporting Young Women in Science: Event Outline

Date & time Tokyo: July 13, 2019 (Saturday) 14:00-16:30
Osaka: July 15, 2019 (Monday [national holiday]) 13:00-15:30
Venue & address Tokyo: Gakken Headquarters Building, 11-8, Nishi-Gotanda 2-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Osaka: Conference Room, 10th Floor, Grand Front Osaka Tower B, 3-1, Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Targeted audience Female junior high school and senior high school students
Content outline
  • Panel discussion:
    A career-themed exchange between women engineers and female university students
  • Talk:
    Women engineers on their fields of study, career choices and employment
  • Lecture on study paths for parents and guardians:
    This lecture will discuss study path choices from a parent’s/guardian’s perspective and will include information on fiscal 2020 university entry exam reforms as well as views on choosing a course of study in the humanities or in science.
  • Q&A session:
    Questions to women engineers from members of the audience
  • Interactive experience:
    Displays: VR (Subaru), cross-section of engine block (Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.), Winglet (Toyota Motor Corporation); Hands-on interaction: The Uni-Cub personal mobility device and Walking Assist device (Honda Motor Co., Ltd.)
Host Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA)
Sponsors Cabinet Office; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare; Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
URL (online info sites) For information on this two-venue event:
https://seminar-entry.jp/drive/ (in Japanese only)
For information on a project supporting girls and boys in science studies:
http://www.jama.or.jp/rikeijoshi/ (in Japanese only)

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