Goodjob Campus in Kagoshima to provide self-supporting training, employment transfer support

PUBLISHED Apr 7, 2022

The facility director Miyasato

On April 1, Goodjob Campus, aiming to provide self-supporting training and employment transfer support, opened near Sangyo Kaikan on Asahi Dori in Kagoshima City. Sakura Bio Co.Ltd. manages the facility.

The company operates the Goodjob Group together with Seiyu, a temporary staffing agency, and Mieruka, an employment support company. It provides welfare services for people with disabilities, from preschoolers to students and adults. In this context, Ayako Miyanohara, the president, decided to open the school, feeling that “a job placement preparatory school where students can learn what they need to know before entering the workforce would be of help.”

The school targets individuals between 18 and 24 years old. In addition to providing support for those with disabilities or other special needs, the program also provides counseling for young people. The target groups include those who have graduated from high school through correspondence courses after not attending school but do not know what to do afterward and those who have become “withdrawn” due to repeated job changes caused by difficulties in interpersonal relationships.

The courses are divided into three levels: STEP 1 = Independence Support Course, STEP 2 = Employment Preparation Course, and STEP 3 = Practical Employment Course. New graduates start from STEP 1, with STEPs 1 and 2 lasting up to two years, and STEP 3 for two years. The Practical Employment Course includes practical training at group companies, Tenmonkan Kajitsu-do and Kajitsu-do in Aquarium. Tuition fees are in line with the user-paid amount stipulated in the Services and Support for Persons with Disabilities Act.

Miyanohara says: “The goal is not to find a job, but to build the foundation necessary to do so. We want to nurture the ability to understand and describe to others what they are good at and what they are not good at, and the ability to grow and continue working while seeking appropriate help for their difficulties. Some IT companies hire people with autistic tendencies because they can do a better job than others. This will be a valuable time for them to build their future lives on their own terms.”

On April 23, Professor Hideo Honda of the Department of Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychiatry, Shinshu University School of Medicine, will also hold a lecture at the 6th-floor hall of Cen Terrace TENMONKAN. Admission is free. Capacity is limited to 80 people. Applications must be made through the dedicated QR code on the group’s website, and the deadline is the 20th of this month. The lecture will also be available online via Zoom.

  • Goodjob Campus classroom

  • Goodjob Campus facilities

  • Goodjob Campus training equipment