Call for 2022 Pre-Departure Orientation Volunteers

2022-06-06T21:12:07-07:00Jun 6th, 2022|Initiatives, JET, News, Volunteer|

This year’s Pre-Departure Orientation will take place back in person, and we need your help to send the new JETs off right!

We are planning for:

Saturday, June 25th at BCIT Downtown Vancouver Campus – Atrium, Rm 825 (555 Seymour Street, Vancouver), and
Sunday, June 26th at SFU – Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Rm 420 (580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver).

Please see here for more information about the event […]

Save the Date: June 25th and 26th 2022 Pre-Departure Orientation

2022-05-28T15:00:52-07:00May 28th, 2022|Events, Initiatives, JET, News, Volunteer|

The new JETs are almost on their way to Japan! But first, we need your help getting them ready.

Pre-Departure Orientation will tentatively take place on Saturday, June 25th & Sunday, June 26th in person, in downtown Vancouver (dates and venue to be confirmed very soon). This is a wonderful opportunity to provide the next generation of JETs with their first insight into the joys and hardships of life in Japan. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served […]

New Date! JETAABC Origami Workshop: Kusudama

2022-05-25T15:00:50-07:00May 25th, 2022|Events, JET, News|

New Date! June 19th!

Come join us as we host an Origami Workshop on June 19 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. 

Origami is the art of folding paper. This workshop, the theme will be Kusudama. The literal translation is Medicine Ball. Traditionally, the word came from something similar where people would insert fragrances for healing purposes, now it’s become a decorative item. We would like to take this opportunity to enjoy being in the same space as our fellow alumni […]

Calling Volunteers: JETAABC Sempai Program

2022-05-03T14:20:25-07:00May 3rd, 2022|Initiatives, JET, News, Volunteer|

After two years of Covid, the JETAABC Sempai Program is back in person! This is a mentorship initiative where new JETs are matched with JET alumni volunteers to provide the new JET with local knowledge about his/her new home.

Once a match has been found, the new JET receives the sempai volunteer’s email address. Due to the number of participants and the expanse of the region, we cannot guarantee a match to every sempai volunteer, but […]

2022 Engagement Survey

2022-04-23T11:12:33-07:00Apr 7th, 2022|JET, News|

Help us refine our programming and better engage with our BC-based JET alumni by completing our quick (~5 min) survey. Responses are anonymous, unless you add your name and email address to be entered into a draw for a special prize!

The Engagement Survey deadline has been extended to 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022.

Take Survey

2022 JET SKI NO HI presented by PNWJETAA, JETAABC & JETAAPDX

2022-02-09T08:01:42-08:00Jan 12th, 2022|Events, JET, News|

We’re happy to announce that the inter-chapter ski event will be hosted by your favorite northwest chapters again this year. We are claiming February 12th to be JET SKI の日!

We’ll be hitting the slopes with your fellow JET Alumni at your home mountain! All three JET chapters will be shredding the mountains at these locations:

2022 Annual General Meeting

2022-04-23T11:11:15-07:00Dec 6th, 2021|Events, JET, News|

Update 2022.01.26

Dear JETAABC Members,

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in particular the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the JETAABC Board of Directors is announcing that the upcoming AGM will be held 100% virtually on Zoom this year. The health and safety of our members and event participants are our top priority, and in order to mitigate any chance of transmission, the in-person option to attend the AGM is no longer available. Thank you for your understanding!

For more event details, or […]

JETAABC Japanese Language Classes: Fall Term Now Open!

2021-11-04T21:32:49-07:00Nov 5th, 2021|Events, JET|

We were a little late in announcing it but better late than never! We are excited to announce that registration for JETAABC Japanese Language Classes for the fall term is now open! We are happy to be able to offer another term online. We hope that as conditions improve, we will once again be able to offer you in-person classes in the near future, however for this fall term, it will be conducted online again. Classes will start on November […]

2021/22 Alumni Mentor Programme & J-Link Canada

2021-09-14T10:18:35-07:00Sep 14th, 2021|Initiatives, JET, Volunteer|

The 2021/22 Alumni Mentor Programme is a private list of JET alumni in BC who can provide insight into the current job market in their industry, give guidance to new/”old” returnees in their career transition, and maybe even speak on a JETAABC Careers Panel. Mentors/mentees will be connected via email. The programme runs from September 2021 to February 2022 with Mentee sign-ups coming very soon!

J-Link Canada is a public directory hosted on the JETAABC website and will include profiles of […]

2021 JET Pre-Departure Orientation – Call for Volunteers

2021-07-19T10:11:46-07:00Jul 15th, 2021|Events, JET, Volunteer|

The newest group of JET participants are preparing for life in Japan! JETAABC and the Consulate of Japan in Vancouver are looking for energetic and committed JET alumni to facilitate the passing of the torch. We invite you to share your expertise and enthusiasm with the next JET generation.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns and gathering restrictions, this year’s Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) will continue last year’s format of a series of online workshops and will be held virtually on Microsoft […]

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