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Vocational Scholarship Program; Assisting Future Leaders in Their Pursuit of Education

The rebuilt “To-En-Ryo”

Since 1965, Akebono has provided scholarships through its Vocational Scholarship Program, a program that allows students to earn wages by working at Akebono while also covering their academic fees for a period of three years. This program has supported junior college students earning degrees in early childhood education or nutrition to acquire specialist qualifications in these fields.

The Vocational Scholarship Program is currently operated only at Akebono Brake Fukushima Manufacturing Co., Ltd. The scholarship students live together in the corporate dormitory and engage in shift work to pursue their studies while working. By using their pay to cover their course fees, they can graduate by their own efforts and acquire qualifications. Once they complete their qualifications, they will go on to work at other companies, or as kindergarten teachers or nursery workers.

Over its 50-year-long history, the program has provided scholarships to more than 3,000 students, who include some second generation recipients.

We strive to maintain robust relationships with local residents through the provision of scholarship programs aimed at helping young people realize their dreams.

On the site of Fukushima Manufacturing is a dormitory called “To-En-Ryo”. As the dormitory had aged, it was rebuilt in fiscal 2015 and the completion ceremony was held in March 2016.