The After JET Conference (AJC) is held in the Greater Tokyo area each year in February or March. Through AJC, CLAIR provides essential support to JET participants who will be completing their appointments on the JET Programme and are faced with the sometimes daunting task of returning home, pursuing further education, or finding other employment in Japan or abroad.
Information regarding career fields and preparing for life after the JET Programme is presented by business professionals active both in Japan and abroad, employers, consultants, and JET alumni who have re-entered the working world, with the objective of assisting JET participants in their future activities. Further, AJC takes a look at some of the intangible aspects of preparing for post-JET life, such as ways to address and deal with reverse culture shock.
At AJC, attendees have the opportunity to receive advice directly from JET alumni and business professionals in one-on-one career consultations. All JET Programme participants, including those who do not attend AJC, can access many of the presentation materials from the latest conferences from this webpage (see below).
In addition, the JET Programme Career Fair is held alongside the After JET Conference, where participants can meet companies interested in hiring JET participants.
Attendance at AJC is optional. There is no fee to actually attend the conference, but travel and expenses to and from the conference venue, as well as accommodation and other related fees, must be borne by the JET participant. JET participants must also first confirm that the conference does not interfere with their work duties and obtain permission from their contracting organisation supervisor before registering to attend.
The 2017 After JET Conference will take place on 20-21 February at the PACIFICO Yokohama.