FedEx Express Mentors Future Leaders in One-Day Job Shadow Program
High school students gain opportunity to think about their future careers
TOKYO, August 28, 2017—FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), conducted a one-day job shadow program for 15 students from Josho Gakuen Senior High School (Osaka City) on August 24 at the FedEx North Pacific Regional (NPAC) Hub located at Kansai International Airport.
Since 2007, FedEx has regularly conducted the job shadow program in conjunction with Junior Achievement Japan, an economic education organization, which aims to train young people with the skills they need to go out into the workforce.
During the program, students shadowed FedEx employees in Customs clearance and supporting team, operations (transshipment management and checking), Engineering and Air operations for a day. These employees, who work at one of the major hubs in the FedEx global network, shared about their work and roles well as the importance of teamwork and their responsibility to FedEx customers.
A student who shadowed FedEx employees said, “After participating in this program, I have a better understanding of what’s important for determining my future career, as well as what I should study to make that career possible. I see now that I’ll need many skills, including English skills, to be a working adult. I want to do everything I can now to study hard and participate in activities.”
“FedEx supports the Junior Achievement job shadow program because of a desire to provide young people with opportunities to think about their future careers,” said Masamichi Ujiie, regional vice president, North Pacific, FedEx Express. “At the NPAC Hub, our employees perform various roles essential to our logistics business and all of them are professionals in their field. I hope this experience with our employees helped the participating students expand their ideas about their future possibilities. I also hope they continue to think about their role as members of society and what it means to have a job.”