What you can achieve in Japan Part 2 ~Going to a vocational school~

This is the second installment of the "What you can achieve in Japan" series.
This time, we would like to talk about going to a vocational school in Japan.

In your country, is there a type of school called a vocational school?
Do you know how long you have to study at a vocational school and what kind of degree you can get?

Study period: 2 years (basic)
Degree: Diploma
  *There are also courses that allow you to obtain an Advanced Diploma degree
(equivalent to a bachelor's degree) in four years.

A vocational school is a place where you can learn skills or acquire the necessary qualifications directly related to the job you want to do in the future. For example, graphic design, automobile maintenance, fashion design, Japanese cuisine, patisserie, and voice acting are popular fields for international students.

At vocational schools, there is a lot of time for practical training, where students can actually work with their hands to create works of art. You have to understand the teacher's instructions and do the work by yourself. If you don't understand the teacher's instructions properly, the class will end without you knowing what to do.
For this reason, the ability to listen and speak Japanese and communication skills are very important at vocational schools. Even in the entrance examinations, the ability to do well in the "interview" is an important factor in passing or failing.

Vocational schools are divided into eight government-designated fields of study, and TCJ is further divided into 16 fields of study so that students can find the job they want in the future.
In order to maximize your appeal at the interview, we do a lot of preparation and practice beforehand.

If you are able to obtain a diploma degree, you will be able to get a job using your skills in Japan.
There are also international students who go back to their home countries and start their own businesses
using the skills and quality they acquired in Japan.

It would be a shame to assume that a university is better than a vocational school without understanding the school well. Think about where and what kind of work you want to do in the future, and get a lot of advice from TCJ teachers about the best school to study at.
We will do our best to support you so that your study in Japan will be a success.

※There are some industries where it is difficult to obtain a status of residence to work in Japan.  
 Please make sure to check with your teachers beforehand.
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