A career workshop was held for students with foreign roots at Minami Katsushika High School.
Tokyo Metropolitan Minami Katsushika High School, there is a volunteer club called “GCC” that was established by the teacher. Students with foreign roots gather and take the initiative in thinking about their activities.
glolab has held three career workshops since November 2020. First of all, we listened to the stories of university students who were “high school students with foreign roots” and role models of working people, and held a workshop to look back on “myself so far”. In the final round, we gave a workshop and presentation to have a concrete image of the career path after graduating from high school and to think about what we should do now for the career path after graduating from high school.
The first time was held after school on Monday, November 25, 2019.
A graduate of this school, Mr. Lee Raisei, cooperated as a role model. Mr. Kuriboshi came to Japan at the age of 14 and is a member of society who got a job after graduating from university. It’s been more than 10 years since I graduated, and I was impressed by how many times I said, “I miss you. It’s a lot different from my time.”
After graduating from high school, Mr. Kuriboshi went on to college after a long break. It seems that he lived a “university-like” life when he was in college. How did the students receive the unadorned story?
The second time was held at noon on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Eva Yamazaki, Sora Kageyama, and Nadi participated as role models as guests.
Eva came to Japan at the age of 15, studied Japanese and subjects at a free school, and entered a public high school. After graduating, I am in charge of sales as an employee of an apparel maker. Mr. Kageyama came to Japan from China at the age of 6 and graduated from elementary, junior high, high school, university, and graduate school in Japan. Currently, I am an employee of a heavy industry manufacturer, doing overseas marketing and acquiring companies. Nadi came to Japan at the age of 6 and graduated from elementary, junior high, high school and university in Japan. Currently, he is active as an office worker (engineer) and a writer.
The high school students made a pair and listened to the stories of the three role models in order. I had the role model draw a picture in advance and asked me to list keywords, so the story was lively based on that. Also, if there was a common language, I spoke a lot while using my mother tongue. Communication progressed roughly from daily life to work and money related to daily life.
The third time was held after school on December 20, 2019 (Friday).
On this final day, we conducted activities to reflect on what the high school students themselves think, referring to the story of the role model in the previous two times. I asked them to write down what they have been doing, what they are doing, and what they are going to do. Then, there were many students who could write “the past” but did not come up with “the future”. Therefore, by directly asking, “I like XX, then are you thinking about studying ** at university?”, I came up with an idea for the future. After that, I connected it to activities such as viewing pamphlets of universities and vocational schools.
I had many opportunities to disclose myself and output, so even students who don’t usually speak Japanese used a lot of Japanese in their activities today.
[Through 3 workshops]
High school students were excited to talk with role models of similar generations and asked questions about their daily lives and work. Also, at the ice break, I think that the high school students opened their hearts because the role model’s private quiz was made to be familiar to them and the role model listened closely to the high school students. .. Also, I think he had a strong sense of security in speaking in his native language.
High school teachers are busy with their daily work. It was an opportunity to get in between the teachers and high school students and reaffirm the importance of the role of supporting them to take a step forward for the future while listening to their daily worries and thoughts.