University courses help women re-enter job market

A growing number of women are taking college courses aimed at helping them re-enter the job market after leaving due to marriage or having a child, writes Naohiro Yoshida for The Yomiuri Shimbun.

The classes teach up-to-date, practical business knowledge and appeal to women who want to work actively again in positions of responsibility. Companies are also taking notice of the courses as they want to recruit staff who can hit the ground running.

In April, Meiji University in Tokyo opened a “smart career programme for women”. The course is being held for the first time this academic year, targeting women who have work experience after graduating from a university or junior college. The average age of the 42 students is 44. They have diverse professional careers, including a systems engineer and a secretary to a company executive.
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