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MOEL selects 11 private training institutions and 24 training courses for HRD project for fourth industrial revolution

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Feb. 14, 2017


On February 13th the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) announced private training institutions selected to participate in the 'project to develop human resources leading the fourth industrial revolution' (HRD project for the fourth industrial revolution) this year and training courses to be offered under the project.

HRD project for the fourth industrial revolution


The HRD project for the fourth industrial revolution is a new project introduced in 2017 to spread convergence-based advanced vocational training in fourth industrial revolution technologies (budget:19 billion won).

Korea Polytechnics, a public institution, serves as a test bed for developing new training courses every year, and its excellent training courses are spread across private training institutions.

Capable private training institutions are selected as pioneering institutions and provided with intensive support in opening and initially operating such training courses (up to 400% of their existing training costs).


The selection was made after three rounds of in-depth screening joined by 20 experts in relevant industries.


* The selection process involved cooperation with the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and was presided over by the Korean Skills Quality Authority.


Eleven institutions, including the Big Data Institute of Seoul National University, Multi Campus, BIT Computer, Hewlett Packard Korea and the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), which have expertise and infrastructure in  relevant fields, were finally selected as pioneering institutions which will lead the project.


<Final screening results>


No. of courses

Training institutions

Smart manufacturing


KCCI(1), Multi Campus(1), Small Business Training Institute (SBTI)(3), Medical Device Information & Technology Assistance Center (MDITAC)(1)

Internet of things (IoT)


Multi Campus(2), Korea Advanced Agency of Convergence Technology (KAACT)(1) Smart Media HRD(2), SNU Big Data Institute(2), Hewlett Packard Korea(1), ICIA Training Center(1)

Big data


Multi Campus(1), SNU Big Data Institute(2),

Smart Media HRD(1), BIT Computer(1),


Information security


Gyeongbuk Industry Vocational Training Institute(1), Hewlett Packard Korea(1), KAACT(1)



The selected training institutions will provide a total of 24 training courses in the following four fields: IoT, big data, smart manufacturing and information security.


They will promptly foster core professionals tailored to the needs of companies through the advanced IoT developer training course, the artificial intelligence agent course, the smart factory building specialist course, the big data platform technology course and so on.


Excellent teachers and instructors who have both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in relevant industries will conduct specialized and condensed advanced training lasting 1,000 hours or so, using high-tech facilities and equipment and advanced training content.


Training programs will be organized and intensively managed in a way that enables training participants to gain professional knowledge in the relevant fields and to develop complex problem-solving skills and workplace competencies based on such knowledge to keep pace with the fourth industrial revolution.


[Characteristics of training courses]

More than 25% of each training course is project-based practical training to enable training participants to gain complex problem-solving skills.

The difficulty level of each course is equal to or higher than NCS level V.

Teaching staff consists of experts with a lot of theoretical knowledge and field experience.

Training institutions enter into agreements and create linkages with companies to ensure that training courses reflect the skills needed in industries.


In order to secure quality trainees, the training institutions will select their trainees from among people with basic knowledge related to each training course through various selection procedures, such as institution-specific written tests and interviews.


* Training courses will be open to non-science and non-engineering graduates, too, to foster convergence talent equipped with both humanistic knowledge and scientific and engineering skills.


If a person is selected as a trainee, he/she will receive the full amount of his/her training expenses and a training grant of 200,000~400,000 won a month, and after having completed training, he/she will be helped to find a job, especially in companies* with which the training institution entered into agreements.


* The training institutions signed MOUs with various firms, including LG CNS, KT, Shinhan Card, SAP Korea and Daewoo Information System.


Employment and Labor Minister Lee Ki-kweon said, "This year is the first year in which the HRD project for the fourth industrial revolution is implemented. The government will actively help the pioneering training institutions become first movers in the market for vocational training in fourth industrial revolution technologies and thus create various successful practices."


He added, "The project is expected to give good opportunities to unemployed youths interested in IoT, big data, smart manufacturing and information security."


The selected training institutions will recruit trainees late February and start training as early as late March. The detailed schedule is notified on the vocational skills and knowledge portal site (

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