This chapter analyses South Koreaâ€™s first generation of skilled workersâ€™ training programs during the 1970s. Focusing on two main channels of skills training, namely, technical high schools and public and in-plant vocational training, this chapter discusses how Korean big firms, especially Hyundai Industries and their founding-chairman Chong Ju-Young, played a leading role in skilled workersâ€™ training and vocational education. It argues that the success of South Koreaâ€™s mass production of skilled workers during the 1970s was due largely to the stateâ€™s heavy and chemical industrialization policy by which the state succeeded in implementing radical reforms in the education system on the one hand and the mobilization of the business community, especially big firms, to actively sponsor vocational training as well as investing in technological education on the other.
|Title of host publication||Asan Chung Ju-Young kwa Han'guk kyonje palchon model (Asan Chung Ju-Young and Korean Economic Development Model)|
|Place of Publication||Seoul, Korea|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|