Sanyo Homes to teach carpentry

Kyodo

Sanyo Homes Corp. will open a school to train young carpenters, who are increasingly in short supply in Japan, the Osaka-based residential building firm said.

At the Sanyo Homes Carpenter School, to open in April, students with a high school diploma or equivalent will receive training at building sites in Osaka and surrounding prefectures.

After completing the one-year course, they will be employed by Sanyo Homes group companies.

“We wish to provide high-quality housing by fostering employees with both technical and business skills,” the company’s president, Yasusuke Tanaka, said at a news conference.

At the building sites, students will learn house-building skills from experienced mentors while earning an hourly wage of around ¥900. They will also be taught design, construction methods and building law.