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Korean language importance underlined

By Bureau report
December 06, 2023

PESHAWAR: The Korean language learning has acquired importance as South Korea annually requires 4,000 skilled workers from Pakistan, including 600 from KP, said an official on Tuesday.

The importance was emphasized as Caretaker Minister for Technical Education, Industries, Commerce, and Newly Merged Districts Affairs Dr. Aamer Abdullah visited the Government Technical and Vocational Centre (GTVC) in Peshawar, said a handout.

Minister for Newly Merged Districts Affairs Dr Aamer Abdullah speaks during an event on October 20, 2023. — Facebook/Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company
Minister for Newly Merged Districts Affairs Dr Aamer Abdullah speaks during an event on October 20, 2023. — Facebook/Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company

The minister commended the joint initiative between the provincial government and the Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC) for Korean language training.He lauded the collaboration, stating that it opens doors for the region’s workforce to access numerous opportunities in various professional and technical fields in Korea.

The minister hoped that as a result of this effort, hundreds of trained individuals from the province would secure honorable employment in the Korean market annually. He proposed the establishment of a provincial organization or cell, modelled after the OEC, under the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA).

This proposed setup aims to explore more opportunities for skilled professionals from the province in foreign countries, offering support throughout the necessary stages, including assistance in sending graduates from technical training institutions abroad.

Sohail Khan, the coordinator for the OEC at the regional office, informed the minister that as South Korea annually requires skilled workers from Pakistan, including KP, language courses in Korean are a prerequisite for skilled workers.