November 12, 2021
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) has welcomed the visit of 21 students from Nishiyamato Gakuen High School on a workplace visit to the head office in Toranomon on November 10th.
The high school arranges to visit companies as part of its career education program every year, and this year, MOL was chosen as one of the companies that students visited. They toured the Safety Operation Supporting Center (SOSC) and learned that staff in office and crews at sea are united in supporting the ship's safe operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition, three MOL employees who graduated from Nishiyamato Gakuen High School gave presentations about Role of the shipping industry and MOL Group businesses. They also explained our environmental efforts such as the "Wind Challenger Project," which aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by converting wind energy to propulsive force. Students also listened with interest to a presentation about MOL's corporate venture capital firm, "MOL PLUS," which actually created new businesses approved for commercialization through the MOL Incubation Bridge system.
During their presentations, MOL employees shared a broad range of stories-not only MOL's businesses, but also their experiences of their school days and advice from what they have learned.
The tour and visits with employees showed the attractiveness of working in the ocean shipping industry broadening their career choice horizons.
MOL takes a proactive stance in providing educational support activities to help students gain understanding and familiarity with the significance roles of the ocean shipping industry, and encourage them to consider maritime careers in the future. It makes ongoing efforts to build the younger generation's awareness of the importance of ocean shipping.