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In-service training policy in Korea

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Frame of Image Management, Professor Young Sun Ra, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET), Senior Research Fellow Cheol Hee Kim, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET), Research Fellow
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Soon-Hie Kang, Kyonggi University, Professor Jooseop Kim, Korea Labor Institute (KLI), Senior Researcher
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KDI School of Public Policy and Management 	 Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF), Republic of Korea
Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000456-01 ISBN 979-11-5545-108-3 94320 ISBN 979-11-5545-095-6 [SET 18] Copyright © 2014 by Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000456-01
Knowledge Sharing Program
2013 Modularization of Korea’s Development Experience
In-Service Training Policy in Korea
Preface
The study of Korea’s economic and social transformation offers a unique window of opportunity to better understand the factors that drive development. Within one generation, Korea had transformed itself from a poor agrarian society to a modern industrial nation, a feat never seen before. What makes Korea’s experience unique is that its rapid economic development was relatively broad-based, meaning that the fruits of Korea’s rapid growth were shared by many. The challenge of course is unlocking the secrets behind Korea’s rapid and broad-based development, which can offer invaluable insights, lessons and knowledge that


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Title In-service training policy in Korea
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Project Category Development Cases
Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Lee, Kye Woo; Ra, Young Sun; Kim, Cheol Hee

Publisher

Seoul:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2014
Project Development Cases
Series Title; No Knowledge Sharing Program: KSP Modularization
ISBN 979-11-5545-108-3 94320
Pages 138
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Education
Social Development < Employment
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Supervisor KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Organizer Ministry of Employment and Labor; KDI School
Sponsor Ministry of Strategy and Finance
Project Term 2013-01-01 ~ 2013-12-31

Abstract

1. Introduction
As the importance of training In-Service workers was emphasized in the late 1980s, the standard for imposing the training obligation was changed from the number of employees to the total payroll. However, In-Service worker training did not get much attention before the Asian financial crisis struck in the late 1990s. The vocational skills development project for In-Service workers was activated in earnest in 1995 when the obligatory in-plant vocational training system was abolished and integrated into the employment insurance system. In other words, Korea finally introduced a system that obligated all enterprises to pay training levies as part of employment insurance premiums and gives such training levies back to those that provide training to cover their training costs. The vocational skills development project for In-Service workers was greatly reinforced by adopting this incentive-based funding approach and accommodating demands from employers who were the main providers of financial resources. (The rest omitted)

User Note

Vocational training for incumbent workers to upgrade their skills and knowledge is one of major components of the vocational training system. As a country’s economy advances, the importance of training in-service workers also increases. This KSP module explains major policies and programs like the employer-initiated training program, training consortium for SMEs, and individual employee-initiated training program that have been actively used in Korea. By reviewing what Korea has experienced in vocational training for incumbent workers through these policies and programs, developing countries can get meaningful implications for designing and implementing their own training policies to upgrade current workers’ skills and knowledge.

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