A Year-long Program To Learn What Working Is Like.

日本語 / ENGLISH

ジョブリハ

Job Rehearsal (ジョブリハ) provides high school students living under social care with a year-long program consisting of lectures, skills training and on-the-job-training in actual working settings.
This program is intended to lower the barriers these children face when they leave social care by letting them rehearse in actual working environment beforehand.

Aim of Job Rehersal

Bring the children’s potential and possible difficulties to the surface before they start living on their own.

  • The potential and difficulties of a child tend to surface only when they move from day-to-day life settings into an actual working environment.
  • If we could spot a possible difficulty a child has before he/she leaves social care, the child him-/herself and the care workers are given more time and options to tackle that.

Gain experience in the process of finding and solving problems at work.

  • There has been countless manners classes and occupational learning events which last for not more than several hours. While each of those events has some value, combining all those lectures into a year-long systematic curriculum should significantly expand the learning opportunity.

Re-evaluate oneself from the perspective of working.

  • Many children living in children’s homes need to save money to prepare for their independence after leaving, so they have no choice but to prioritize pursuing higher wage over pursuing social experience.
  • Many children living in children’s homes lack the opportunity to hear about what working is like from their parents and relatives.

Eligibility: High school students living in children’s homes and households of foster parents.

  • Children’s homes choose the child to participate based on the prospective of attending all the sessions throughout the year. A briefing session for children’s home staffs are held beforehand.
  • Lights On Children is making sure every child and children’s home participating understands that Job Rehearsal is not intended to get the children employed by our partner companies.
  • Participation can be extended to the second or third year.

Supervisors: The employees of the partner companies

  • Employees of the partner companies take the part as Job Rehearsal’s supervisor. They teach the participating children about their industry, their usual work and what is worthwhile about their jobs.

ジョブリハ Stage #01 (FY 2015-)

Hotel Jobs

In the first edition of Job Rehearsal,
with the generous cooperation by Grand Hyatt Tokyo and Andaz Tokyo,
Job Rehearsal provides children a chance to learn what working in a hotel is like.


A Hotel
Employee

A hotel harbors all kinds of functions related to man's needs of everyday life. It actually looks like a city of its own. There are many departments, including the ones you don't get to see as a guest. Occupations span from restaurant staffs, accommodation staffs to aestheticians, and even engineers. When you look into the content of each jobs, you might realize how easy it is to find a job that suits you in the hotel industry.
But please keep in mind that all these staffs coming from various backgrounds are united towards the ultimate goal of serving and satisfying the guests.

In the hotel industry, some people experience many kinds of occupations, while others work at multiple hotels without changing their specialities.
I hope you will stay curious and enjoy the jobs in the hotel industry.

Job Rehearsal Partner

Job Rehearsal Partner

(In random order)

Program Outline

1
An Overview Of The Industry
The program starts with a set of briefing sessions and office tours. Learn about the hotel industry and the various occupations in the industry.
2
Skills Training
Training sessions focus on practical skills such as grooming, general manners and English conversation.
3
On-the-job Session
In a setting in an actual hotel with actual guests, the children have to bring out everything they've learned so far.
4
Review steps 2-3
Getting feedbacks from his/her supervisor and children's home staffs, the children decide the next target.

Each children will spend a year or more repeating steps 2-4.
Participants can choose to dig deep into one occupational type, or to pursue wider perspective by experiencing various occupational types.

Photo Credit:
FY 2017
In the fiscal year 2017, we were again supported by Grand Hyatt Tokyo and Andaz Tokyo. Three high school students joined the program.
DateSubjectCooperationLocationNews Post
April 2017Briefing for children's homesLOCer's ROOM
May 2017Briefing for childrenLOCer's ROOM
1st SessionJune 2017OrientationGrand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo News Post
2nd SessionJune 2017Orientation /
Manners training
Andaz TokyoAndaz Tokyo
3rd SessionJuly 2017English conversation (1)Andaz TokyoAndaz Tokyo
4th SessionJuly 2017GroomingAndaz TokyoAndaz Tokyo
5th SessionAugust 2017On-the-job Session (1)Grand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo News Post
6th SessionSeptember 2017English conversation (2)Andaz TokyoAndaz Tokyo
7th SessionOctober 2017Revision of the on-the-job sessionLOCer's ROOM
8th SessionNovember 2017English conversation (3)Andaz TokyoAndaz Tokyo
9th SessionDecember 2017On-the-job Session (2)Grand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo News Post
10th SessionMarch 2018On-the-job Session (3)Grand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo News Post
FY 2016
Supported by the commitment by Grand Hyatt Tokyo and Andaz Tokyo, 4 members from the previous year and 3 new members (7 high schoolers in total) participated in the program.
DateSubjectCooperationLocation
1st SessionApril 2016OrientationGrand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo
2nd SessionJune 2016Orientation /
Manners training
Andaz TokyoAndaz Tokyo
3rd SessionJuly 2016GroomingGrand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo
4th SessionAugust 2016On-the-job SessionGrand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo
5th SessionNovember 2016English conversationAndaz TokyoAndaz Tokyo
6th SessionDecember 2016On-the-job SessionGrand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo
7th SessionMarch 2017On-the-job SessionGrand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo
FY 2015
We contacted the children's homes which Lights On Children had already cooperated in other projects, and 6 high schoolers dicided to join the program.
SubjectCooperationLocation
1st SessionOrientationGrand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo
SocialLOCer's ROOM
2nd SessionManners trainingAndaz TokyoLOCer's ROOM
3rd SessionGroomingGrand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo
4th SessionOn-the-job session (1)Grand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo
5th SessionRevision of the on-the-job session /
English conversation
Andaz TokyoLOCer's ROOM
6th SessionHotel tour & trial /
Revision of the on-the-job session
Andaz TokyoAndaz Tokyo
7th SessionOn-the-job session (2)Grand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo
8th Sessiontable manners /
Revision of the on-the-job session
Andaz TokyoAndaz Tokyo
9th SessionOn-the-job session (2) /
Completion ceremony
Grand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo

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Voices From Children’s Homes

ジョブリハ Stage #02 (2018-)

Programming Jobs

In the second edition of Job Rehearsal,
we are joined by Koto-no-kyoso Lab (コトの共創ラボ) to
provide a year-long course on programming skills.


Programmer

A "programming job" might sound like a high bar to you, but programming or IT in general has a lot of "sober" aspects, and much of the programmer's work is unnoticed by the public.

The essence of programming is not a genius idea coming out from a flash of inspiration. It is the perspective of what lies a few steps ahead, and an honest effort to advance in a bit-by-bit manner.

Don't worry if you don't have much experience in handling a computer until now. We will try to make the program enjoyable for high schoolers, so please join us if you have the slightest interest in programming.

Program Outline

1
Beginner: Let's make a computer game!
A game making process gives a first-hand insight into what programming is about. Don't worry even if you have absolutely zero experience in programming and design! Come join us!
2
Intermediate: Let's try this coding thing!
Let's try to make this coding thing you see on TV and in movies by yourself. Expand your perspective into the field of design, which is adjacent to the programmer's job. Enjoy!
3
Advanced: Take Part In Actual Development!
You've come this far, now you qualify as a programmer! Peek into the actual working scene through online cloud sourcing, and take part in an actual development!

Each step takes 3-4 months.

2018
High schoolers are participating in various subjects thanks to the cooperation by Koto-no-kyoso Lab (コトの共創ラボ).
DateSubjectCooperationLocationNews Post
December 2017BriefingKoto-no-kyoso Lab (コトの共創ラボ)LOCer's ROOM
1st SessionJanuary 2018Beginner: Ozobot / ScratchKoto-no-kyoso Lab (コトの共創ラボ)LOCer's ROOM News Post
2nd SessionFebruary 2018Beginner: Ozobot / ScratchKoto-no-kyoso Lab (コトの共創ラボ)LOCer's ROOM News Post
3rd SessionMarch 2018Graphic design (Illustrator)Koto-no-kyoso Lab (コトの共創ラボ)LOCer's ROOM News Post
(Honorifics omitted.)

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Information For People Engaged In Social Care

Apply for Job Rehearsal

  • Eligibility: High school students living in children’s homes and households of foster parents.
  • Children’s homes choose the child to participate based on the prospective of attending all the sessions throughout the year. A briefing session for children’s home staffs are held beforehand.
  • Lights On Children is making sure every child and children’s home participating understands that Job Rehearsal is not intended to get the children employed by our partner companies.
  • Participation can be extended to the second or third year.

For further details and application please contact Lights On Children.

Record Of Contribution to Job Rehearsal

(As of September 2017, in random order)

Support Us

Lights On Children need your financial contribution to continue Job Rehearsal.

For further information please contact Lights On Children.

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Contact the NPO Running Job Rehearsal:
Specified Nonprofit Organization Lights On Children (特定非営利活動法人ライツオン・チルドレン)
Maia Shibuya Sakuragaoka #201, 30-12 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. 150-0031
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