Career support workshop held at Tokyo Metropolitan Rokugo Technical High School.
On September 28, 2021, glolab, a non-profit organization, held a career support workshop entitled “First Step: Senpai’s Story” at Tokyo Metropolitan Rokugo Technical High School (Ota-ku, Tokyo), where high school students with foreign roots are enrolled. The purpose of this workshop was to help students deepen their understanding and imagination of how to work and live after graduation through the stories of working professionals.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Name of Workshop: “First Step – Career and Status of Residence: Sempai’s Story
Speaker: Non-profit organization glolab
Guest: Mr. Fumagain Sudip
Participants: Students of Rokugo Technical High School
Number of participants: 5
Lecture format: Face-to-face class
Aim: To deepen students’ understanding and imagination of how to work and live after graduation through the stories of working senpai.
The day of the event
On the day of the event, we invited Mr. Humagain Sudip from Nepal as a working adult guest and interviewed him about his story from his high school days until he became a working adult.
Since the students were also from Nepal, we asked Mr. Sudip to explain difficult Japanese words and expressions in Nepali, and asked the students to ask questions in Nepali. We also introduced the average monthly living expenses and average starting salaries of working adults as reference information, so that the students could think about the money they would need to live independently.
glolab will continue to provide opportunities for high school students with foreign roots to broaden their perspectives and deepen their thinking about themselves and their careers. If you are interested in holding a career workshop for high school students with foreign roots, please contact us here.
Reported by Pham, Shibayama, Hitomi