Here's What's Happening at JETAA Toronto:
James Heron has been the Executive Director of Toronto’s Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre since 2000. He also founded and co-programs for the Toronto Japanese Film Festival. He is the president of the Chado Urasenke Tea Society of Toronto, holds a 2nd dan in kendo, and lived and worked in Shizuoka-ken and Tokyo for 11 years. James conducts seminars on Japanese business culture and protocol for Canadian firms entering the Japanese market and writes Japanese film reviews for Nikkei Voice and Bento Box Magazine. His wife Masayo is from Kagoshima.
Want to hear James speak? Join us at the Career Roundtable!
Chi Diep was an ALT-JET in Ibaraki Prefecture from 1995-1997. When she returned from Japan, she spent close to ten years working in the financial and consulting industry. Chi currently works at George Brown College in the School of Immigrant and Transitional Education as a Project Coordinator. Chi coordinates and oversees one of the federally funded workplace language programs for internationally trained immigrants. She has a strong interest in advocating on behalf of the immigrant and marginalized clients she works with to challenge the systemic barriers in the area of employment and post-secondary education. She is presently pursuing her Master of Arts in Education with Central Michigan University.
Want to hear Chi speak? Join us at the Career Roundtable!
The 2015 Career Roundtable is coming up this Thursday, November 26. Find out more here. Register to attend here.
Duncan MacCallum — In his role as National Sales Manager – MAP, Duncan’s main responsibilities are to lead the strategy and sales of the Mortgage Assistance Program and to manage the MAP fulfilment team. His focus is to advise corporate clients on the Mortgage Relocation Program and Mortgage Benefits Program offered by RBC Royal Bank to ensure the right program design for their employees. Duncan’s team specializes in the subsidy programs and manages the application and administration process for corporations from coast to coast.
Duncan has held several roles within RBC Royal Bank over the past 10 years in Personal and Commercial Banking including Commercial Account Manager and Branch Manager. Duncan was a JET in Chiba-ken during the years 2000-2002. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and currently resides in Toronto.
Want to hear Duncan speak? Join us at the Career Roundtable!
Nicholas Custodio is an American JET alumnus from California, who was on the JET Program from 2008-2012 in Gifu Prefecture. He earned a bachelors degree in Illustration from the California College of the Arts in 2007. During his 4 years in Japan, Nicholas worked to increase student engagement by integrating art into the English curriculum. Upon returning to the states in 2012, Nicholas decided to pursue a career in art education. He currently resides in Washington D.C. where he works as an art teacher at the Capitol Hill Day School, teaching grades k-8.
Looking for a career in education? Nicholas Custodio’s advice:
For those interested in pursuing a career in education, don’t be afraid to start small. Consider taking a position as a teaching aide, an assistant teacher, or working as an instructor for afterschool care. It’s also helpful to narrow down your interests and have an idea of the age group and/ or subject you’d like to teach.
Want to hear Nicholas speak? Join us at the Career Roundtable!
Recently returned and wondering about your next step? Been back for a while but looking to start a new career? We’re here to help.
The 3rd annual JETAA Career Roundtable is coming up this November. With support from the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto, the event is designed in two parts. In the beginning of the evening, professionals from various sectors will speak to their respective fields. This will be followed by a networking reception to further engage with industry representatives.
The industries represented at this year’s event are education, non-profit, business management, and post-graduate studies.
We’ll be sharing more information about the industries that will be represented at this year’s event shortly. For updates, check out the JETAA Facebook group and our website.
Date: Thursday, November 26th
Time: Registration starts at 6:30pm
Location: The Japan Foundation, 2 Bloor Street East, Unit 300