Rakuten IT School

Rakuten, local companies and schools to partner for practical e-commerce experiences

Rakuten IT School is a pro bono program providing lectures to high school students in Japan to give them a hands-on experience of what e-commerce is.

STORY

01

Employees and business partners as lecturers

The classes are made possible thanks to the collaboration of the schools, the local merchants and hoteliers of Rakuten Ichiba and Rakuten Travel, and the employees of Rakuten. The lectures are given by the employees of Rakuten and of its business partners.

02

10th anniversary celebrated in 55 schools

The initiative launched in 2008 with 3 schools celebrates in 2017 its 10th anniversary across Japan in 55 schools. The classes, given as part of the commercial high school curriculum on e-commerce, give the students a real hands-on experience.

FEATURED

PROJECTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

Number of graduates

5,378

* As of March 2017

Number of schools participating

245

* As of May 2017

Number of lecturers

245

* As of May 2017

Total lecture time

2,328hours

* As of March 2017

* The numbers of graduates, schools, merchants and hoteliers are total numbers

PROJECT TEAM

Partner Merchants / Hoteliers