People remain the focus of our business, including our employees, local communities and the next generation.
With a focus on wellness, education and inclusion, we are committed to building a better future together.
In response to a current shortage of engineers in the UK, Hitachi Rail have launched a three - year educational programme, in partnership with Primary Engineer, targeted at 5 to 11 year olds, over 16,000 pupils will have access to this programme.
The programme aims to inspire thousands of young people to understand engineering and take up a career in the rail industry.
In July 2019, as a forum to celebrate the pupils engineering skills and achievements, teams from the schools, across the UK, were invited to attend two celebration events to test their train models and display their efforts to the Hitachi Rail engineer judges.
These STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) materials are aimed at children from 5 - 14 year olds.
Hitachi Rail Honolulu and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) have been hosting communities days for several years. These festive occasions offer a behind-the-scenes look at the progress of the project, a chance to check out the technology and an engaging way to recruit new members of our team.
Our most recent youth community day attracted more than 300 students from eight local high schools along the new metro line, a chance to visit the brand new Halaulani Station at Leeward Community College and board one of Hitachi’s state-of-the-art trains. Visiting a community asset expands a student’s potential educational and career pathways.
Community days held for the broader public attract more than 3,000 Honolulu residents and visitors to Hawaii’s largest public works project. Our Hitachi engineers and other experts working on the project enjoy Community Days. They are proud to serve the Honolulu community and proud of their work to improve transportation and reduce traffic congestion in one of the world’s most beautiful places. Every year, our team looks forward to answering questions about the train, the system’s specifications and operational procedures as well as to discuss current employment opportunities. [link to careers site]
When complete, this will be the first and longest fully automated, driverless metro in the US. When it opens, this system will use Holo Cards, which are Honolulu’s integrated transit fare pass, allowing residents to access the rail line, city bus system, and Handi-Van (the public transit service for people with disabilities).