Our "Monozukuri" (Manufacturing) Traditions
We are accepting the challenge of the "Skill Olympics", which encourages the passing down of outstanding techniques to young people that are our future.
In order to hand down technical skills from skilled workers to young technicians and improve product quality as well as customer satisfaction we have taken on the challenge of the "Skill Olympics" since 2008 with the aim of elevating Japanese "monozukuri" technology. The ORION Group established our "Monozukuri Training Course" in 2009 and since our first participation in the 2009 All-Japan Skill Olympics held in Ibaraki Prefecture, we have been taking part every year. This year will be our 12th time participating.
In 2020, 3 of our participants came away with prizes in "Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology". (1 Silver Prize, 1 Bronze Prize, 1 Prize for Excellence)
58th All-Japan Skills Competition
Silver Prize, Bronze Prize, Prize for Excellence
November 13 to 16, 2020
Venue: Aichi Prefecture
About the Skill Olympics
What Are the Skill Olympics?
The Skill Olympics is a competitive event sponsored by the Japan Vocational Ability Development Association (JAVADA) where young technicians aged 23 and under put their skills to the test. The purpose of the event is to appeal to the young engineers who will lead us into the next era, in particular, appeal to them the importance and necessity of technical skills, and to give them a feeling of the value, preciousness, and beauty of "monozukuri" and technological skills.
In this competition, competitors from all over Japan who won qualifying tournaments in their own regions will face heated competitions in their specialty from a wide range of areas such as machine assembly, automotive sheet metal and electronic component assembly, building construction and carpentry, flower arrangement, etc.
What it Means to Participate in the Skill Olympics
Participation in the Skill Olympics and industry-based education of young technicians is linked to the restoration of the great monozukuri nation of Japan and her competitive improvement. (By handing down technical skills.) Also, the technicians that participate in the Skill Olympics will, on the one hand, grow their technical ability by pitting their skills against one another, and also experience mental growth with regard to real-world work. Furthermore, there is also an connection to the growth of the senior coworkers who foster the young competitors, thus bearing out a virtuous cycle of learning and teaching. Through the systematic cultivation of this foundation, it is possible to hand down these comprehensive technical skills. In these ways, through participation in the Skill Olympics, we can foster excellent technicians, and hand down comprehensive technical skills. This has all contributed to the improvement of the quality of the products made by ORION Machinery.
Award Recipient List
|2009, 47th event held in Ibaraki||Air Conditioning Category: 1 winner|
|2010, 48th event held in Kanagawa||Air Conditioning Category: 4 winners|
|2011, 49th event held in Shizuoka||Air Conditioning Category: 5 winners, Factory Wiring: 1 winner|
|2012, 50th event held in Nagano||Air Conditioning Category: 6 winners, Factory Wiring: 1 winner|
|2013, 51st event held in Kanagawa||Air Conditioning Category: 2 winners|
|2014, 52nd event held in Nagoya||Air Conditioning Category: 2 winners|
|2015, 53rd event held in Chiba||Air Conditioning Category: 6 winners|
|2016, 54th event held in Yamagata||Air Conditioning Category: 5 winners|
|2017, 55th event held in Tochigi||Air Conditioning Category: 6 winners|
|2018, 56th event held in Okinawa||Air Conditioning Category: 4 winners|
|2019, 57th event held in Aichi||Air Conditioning Category: 5 winners|
|2020, 58th event held in Aichi||Air Conditioning Category: 3 winners|