Hiroshima YMCA Educational Foundation Introduction of Vocational Colleges

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Hiroshima YMCA Educational Foundation Introduction of Vocational Colleges

Supporting youth for over a century and a half. Trusting in YMCA to pursue and achieve dreams.

The YMCA was founded in London in 1844 and is an international youth service organization that presently operates in 120 countries and territories. YMCAs throughout Japan currently operate 18 vocational colleges. Hiroshima YMCA Educational Foundation has 3 vocational colleges, (Hiroshima, Iwakuni, and Yonago), and educates students in the fields of business, wellness & sports, medical related and social welfare.

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Introduction of Vocational Colleges

Hiroshima YMCA Educational Foundation
Hiroshima YMCA Vocational College

7-11 Hatchobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-8523 Hiroshima YMCA (Building 1)

Courses: Medical Office / Hospitality / Physical Education / Japanese Language Communication

Specialized areas of study are offered to pursue careers in the fields of medical office work, medical secretary, medical ward clerk, pharmaceutical office staff, dental assistant, dentistry office staff, hotel staff, bridal coordinator, international business, sightseeing & tourism, and physical education trainer/instructor.

The Japanese Language Communication course prepares foreign students to gain high proficiency in Japanese in order to enter Japanese colleges and universities, or to go on to pursue careers in which Japanese is required.

Hiroshima YMCA is located in central Hiroshima city (Hatchobori), and is a 3-minute walk from Tatemachi bus and streetcar stops.

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Hiroshima YMCA Educational Foundation
Iwakuni YMCA International College of Nursing and Human Services

2-6-25 Marifu-cho, Iwakuni city, Yamaguchi prefecture 740-0018

Courses: Health Nursing / Nurse Training

A degree in Health Nursing will earn government qualification in the simultaneous acquisition of both a "nurse" as well as a "health nurse" in the same manner as a medical nursing university. The Nurse Training course offers assistant nurses two years of intensive training to become a certified nurse.

Iwakuni YMCA is a 3-minute walk from Iwakuni train station.

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Hiroshima YMCA Educational Foundation
YMCA College of Medical & Human Services in Yonago

3-3-2 Kinkai-machi, Yonago city, Tottori prefecture 683-0825

Courses: Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Certified Care Worker

The Physical Therapy course appeals to individuals who enjoy physical activity, service to others, and personal therapeutic relationships in order to prevent, restore or resolve dysfunctional conditions of patients.

The Occupational Therapy course trains individuals to understand the mind and condition of patients with disabilities or special needs, and to assist them to perform activities important for daily living.

The Certified Care Worker's course prepares individuals with the special skills required to administer support and provide specialized care to elderly and disabled people in order that they can live fulfilling lives.

A diploma of advanced certification is granted to graduates of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

Yonago YMCA is a 20-minute walk from Yonago train station.

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Educational Ideal

「Spirit・Mind・Body」 in Holistic Balance
Nurturing individuals to be independent and make worthy contributions within society ? locally and globally.

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  • SPIRIT caring for others
  • MIND having proper knowledge and skills
  • BODY maintaining healthy habits

where well-balanced students become capable professionals.

It is the ideal of Hiroshima YMCA Educational Foundation vocational colleges to realize the holistic growth of each student's Spirit, Mind and Body. We make every effort to provide personal care and attention to our students, and to educate them to become independant and capable professionals. It is the aim that our students master professional skills and develop strong core values that will enable them to assume responsible positions and make worthy contributions within society ? both locally and globally.

Along with providing students the training to master the professional skills related to their specialized field, the YMCA also utilizes its network, experience and resources in the areas of youth work and international relations to provide students with a wide variety of opportunities to partake in international exchange programs, volunteer work, sports programming, camping and more. These hands-on experiences gained outside the classroom are instrumental to developing confidence, skills and ability. YMCA aims for its students to be vital human resources within society and to support them in reaching their dreams.

YMCA Vocational Education

Since the Meiji period, YMCAs have played a vital role in the field of education within Japan. Night School was offered to young people and adults who aimed to pursue further education.

In 1976, the vocational college education system was formally instituted in Japan; however, the YMCA had long been engaged in providing educational opportunities for people of all ages to pursue learning and training. Since its founding in Japan, the YMCA has been a pioneer in Life-Long Education. YMCA is deeply committed to offering high quality training and education to individuals who are preparing to enter specialized fields as a career or would like to pursue higher learning and training in areas of personal interest.

Each student within YMCA vocational colleges is treated with respect, and given the care and support to successfully pursue their higher education. The faculty, staff and YMCA organization make every effort to provide the highest quality education to each student while nurturing the development of strong character so that they will realize achievement, success and their dreams.