Social Welfare Science and Technology Mitsubishi Electric Thai Foundation
Founded in 1991, the Mitsubishi Electric Thai Foundation (METF) supports the education of tomorrow's engineers by providing scholarships to engineering students at Thai universities. METF also provides special grants to grade schools recommended by the Thai Ministry of Education to support their lunch program. In recent years, METF is enhancing its effort by also organizing employee-driven volunteer activities at local grade schools.
Receiving a prestige award from Ministry of Education
The METF's continuous effort to support Lunch Support Program was recognized by Office of the Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education on September 25, 2014.
Science and Technology Scholarship program
The METF launched a scholarship program in 1993 to promote science and technology development in Thailand. Every year, 60 students in four engineering universities in Thailand are selected to receive the scholarship. Recipients are students who excel in academics but are not able to receive sufficient financial resources from their family to devote themselves to their studies.
Social Welfare Support program for grade school lunches
Since 1999, the METF annually has granted 30 elementary schools recommended by the Thai Ministry of Education a sum of money to buy feed and fertilizer with which to grow crops and cultivate livestock. These provisions are then used to provide nourishing lunches to schoolchildren in need. At the same time, the program teaches children about the importance and joys of growing and raising food.
The METF received a prestige award for its continuous support to Lunch Support Program from Office of the Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education on September 25, 2014.
Every year, Mitsubishi Electric Group companies in Thailand jointly engage in volunteer activities with the support of, and coordination by the Mitsubishi Electric Thai Foundation. More than 400 employee volunteers participate in activities such as repairing equipment and cleaning at elementary schools, and planting trees.
In November 2016, a total of 490 volunteers from 11 Mitsubishi Electric Group companies in Thailand and Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte. Ltd. in Singapore joined together with the local community planted 3,350 mangrove trees in the coastal area of Rayong Prefecture. Even though many participants were knee-deep and stuck in the marsh from time to time, everybody planted mangroves with great enthusiasm; everyone envisioning the huge marsh turning into an area with lots of greenery in the future.
Student internships at our affiliated companies
Every year, Mitsubishi Electric's manufacturing companies in Thailand offer internships to scholarship students as trainees during the summer vacation of their third academic year. The companies are pleased to provide this training facility as part of their commitment to promote technological education and to offer students the opportunity to learn about technology through onsite hands-on experience.