S. Korean Gov‘t to create 260,000 tech jobs by 2022

Dec 13, 2017, 09:00 am

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By AsiaToday reporter Lim Yoo-jin

The South Korean government aims to create 260,000 jobs in the areas of science technology and information and communication technology (ICT) by 2022.

The Presidential Committee on Job Creation held its fourth meeting on Tuesday at the KT Building in Seoul and voted on three plans, including the plan to improve jobs in the construction industry, the plan to create jobs in science technology and ICT technology sectors, and the plan to improve job statists. Among them, the Ministry of Science and ICT announced the plan to create jobs in science technology and ICT technology sectors
The government plans to cultivate high potential individuals, support business development utilizing the latest technology, and improve the system. To be specific, 27,900 positions will be created in the unmanned vehicle sector by 2022, along with 12,000 research positions and 10,000 laboratory researchers.

The government believes that there will be a shortage of more than 200,000 tech jobs by 2020. Therefore, it proposed to develop future job prediction model in the first half of next year.

It is also expected to create jobs through professional training. The government has decided to establish graduate schools specializing in intelligence information in order to nurture experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and software (SW). It also plans to increase the number of software-focused universities to 30 by 2019. Through this, the government aims to cultivate 6,000 high-quality experts in the areas of intelligence information, and 20,000 software specialists by 2022.

The job creation committee plans to transform the annual job statistics into quarterly one with 228 detailed industries, starting next year. In addition, it plans to develop statistics by cities and provinces by 2020.

"Infrastructure construction, which is the first stage of the employment policy, has virtually completed," said Lee Yong-seop, vice chairman of the committee. "Based on this, we will focus on establishing a five-year roadmap to create visible results in companies and regions."

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