Guwahati: Tinsukia College, Tinsukia and Handique Girls’ College, Guwahati jointly organised a webinar on ‘Career Development with Foreign Language Skills as a Career Accelerator — with a Special Reference to the Japanese Language’ on August 21. The webinar was sponsored Jaceex Japanese Language Academy (JJLA), by a leading Japanese language and culture skills institute in the Northeast region.
The sponsors brought on board a team of renowned panelists from the area of academics, entrepreneurship, and Indo-Japanese relations. Even the speakers addressed a large number of queries regarding the various aspects of the importance of learning foreign language and its future impact on career growth.
Additionally, the interest of the youths in career development and ambition to achieve great heights can be understood by the fact that the event had over 400 registrations from different fields of academics including science, humanities, and media.
Dr Surjya Chutia, principal, Tinsukia College, and Dr Bandana Nabis Das, coordinator, IQAC, and Asst Prof Botany, Handique Girls’ College gave the inaugural address for the webinar. Manash K Gogoi, HoD, Computer Sc, & convenor, Career Counselling & Training Cell, Handique Girls’ College, outlined some of the special features of Japanese culture which the youth should imbibe in themselves for overall development.
Saurabh Barman, Assistant Professor, Dept Of Geography, Tinsukia College, was also present during the webinar session as an organiser panelist.
Deepankar Bhattacharjya, deputy director, Training and Placement Division, USTM Meghalaya, spoke on the topic ‘Importance of Foreign languages for career and human development’ and was then supported by H K Borah, head – Ecosystem Development, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, who spoke on the topic ‘Opportunity in Entrepreneurship and Self Employed Careers with Foreign Language’.
Rajeev Gupta, Founder of the startup Jaceex Ventures LLP, which operates Jaceex – Japanese Language Academy, gave a complete insight on the career path with Japanese language and culture training.
Tomio Isogai, a Japanese national and freelance advisors to Indo-Japanese Relations – Adjunct Faculty MIT-ADT University, Pune, and a promoter of Indo Japanese Cooperation, said, “The shortage in manpower in Japan is expected to increase despite the negative growth in the economy due to the pandemic, and the potential of the Japanese investments toward India will surely be increased in the coming years. I predict within three years the number will be more than ten folds. So, if one starts learning Japanese today and by the time when you reach the employable level of proficiency in the Japanese language, there will be a huge demand for such skilled people.”
He also stressed the even more important point of adaptability to the Japanese culture and discussed the critical importance of learning the Japanese language to seek decent jobs in Japan or with Japanese companies operating in India.
The sessions were moderated by Sruti Baruah, the founding associate of Jaceex Ventures, who also offered the vote of thanks. Jaceex Japanese Academy is offering the skilling in Japanese language and culture and is a startup based in Guwahati. They are offering live online interactive classes by globally-certified teachers. They have partnered with NECTI, a subsidiary of the Japanese global giant NEC Corporation, as their academic partner.