The government will cooperate with companies such as NHN and Kakao to nurture 90,000 digital talent by 2027.
On the 8th, the Ministry of Science and ICT held a “public-private cooperation digital talent training ceremony and on-site meeting” at NHN’s office building located in Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do.
On the same day, the Ministry of Science and ICT announced its plans to invest a total of 110.9 billion won in six major projects to foster talented people in cooperation between the public and private sectors this year. It plans to nurture about 10,000 digital talent this year and train a total of 90,000 people by 2027.
First of all, the Ministry of Science and ICT will introduce a new “Campus Software (SW) Academy” this year, where companies train talent with universities, and a “Networking Campus SW Academy” that combines local universities, local governments, and local industries.
In addition, a new “Company Membership SW Camp” will be established, in which small and medium-sized companies struggling with providing education operate joint curriculum. It will also run an “Innovation Academy” that will discover prospective developers and strengthen their practical skills, and continue to push for “SW Maestro,” in which mentoring services are provided by employees.
In addition, the Ministry of Science and ICT is also expanding ‘Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Innovation Square’ that fosters talented people in fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, focusing on five major regions.
A total of 16 people participated in the on-site meeting, including experts and young people such as NHN, Kakao Enterprise, and Knowledge Cube, the actual participants of the project, and the Korea Software Industry Association, Internet Companies Association, KT Convergence Technology Institute, LG AI Research Institute, and Innovation Academy.
The Ministry of Science and ICT plans to come up with a “Digital Innovation Talent Training Plan” by collecting opinions from industry-academia-related sectors and launch the “Digital Talent Alliance,” a public-provide cooperation system for fostering talent.