In South Korea, recently government financial departments have requested to allow excellent private organizations to train foreign people for more job creation and investment activation. This item on foreign trainee acceptance was put on the agenda of the financial ministerial meeting (Jul. 30, 2014) and trade and investment promotion meeting (Aug. 12, 2014). Previously, organizations permitted to train foreigners in the country were limited to national/public training agencies or investment enterprises. Whereas private institutions were prevented for concern over illegal employment/ stay of foreign trainees; difficulty of guaranteeing training effectiveness due to language problem; difficulty of controlling poorly-managed private institutions under the reporting system for private institution establishment, etc. They were excluded from the group of organizations permitted to provide training
programs for foreigners.
However, criticism arose that by inhibiting all of the private educational institutions from training foreign trainees due to the possible illegal stay, etc., the government just eradicated any single change of even excellent internal/external institutions to provide programs for foreigners. Also, many successful foreign institutions came to be known in Korea, which reaped economic gains through foreign trainee programs. In this response, the Ministry of Justice announced a plan (draft) to allow excellent private educational institutions to provide foreigner training programs (Aug. 8, 2014).
This revision (draft) is to be applied on the pilot basis first to institutions affiliated to a listed company or university with organized educational system for foreigners and their management.
A large number of lifelong vocational education institutions, although they have an excellent learning environment and lecturers, are limited in recruiting foreign students due to the poor domestic regime. In this situation, relevant procedures will need to be streamlines such as the certification of foreigner training institution designation for lifelong vocational education institutions to expand foreign students.
In this regard, the academic literature review is deemed necessary on lifelong vocational education institutions that will be in charge of foreign trainees’ technological education. Also, the status quo of Korea’s legal regime on lifelong vocational education institutions needs to be reviewed while interviewing working-level officials. Foreign trainees, after completing a domestic course at such institutions, may return to their country but if they get a job in Korea, proper labor policies for them will also need to be considered. In consideration of such necessities, the present study was conducted.
In this study, foreign cases were investigated based on literature reviews on how to attract more foreign trainees to lifelong vocational education institutions; the national legal regime was examined; and officials from such institutions were interviewed to analyze the study
findings. Based on these processes, this study looked at how to induce more foreign students by diversifying the curriculums of such institutions; for employed foreign trainees, how to activate the support for foreign workers staying in Korea by identifying their problems in adapting to workplaces and staying in Korea and how to prevent unlawful stay; and how to supply skilled foreign workers in order to present reasonable labor policy for foreigners.
평생직업교육학원의 외국인 연수생 유치확대 방안
세종 : 한국직업능력개발원
|Series Title; No||기본연구 / 2015-32|
|Subject Country||Australia(Asia and Pacific)
Japan(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
|Subject||Social Development < Education|