The Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea) and the Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training, part of the International Labor Organization (ILO), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance cooperation on human resources between Korea and Latin America.
The MOU was penned by HRD Korea President Park Young-bum and Director Enrique Deibe of the Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training, in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Nov. 30. Under this agreement, the Korean government will increase human-to-human exchanges by sharing data on vocational training and education, and by sending experts to Latin American countries.
It will also share the nation’s experiences and skills developed through its participation in the WorldSkills Competition, a biannual competition that showcases vocational education and skills from around the world. Governments in Korea and Latin America will also ramp up discussions on ways to enhance sustainable cooperation on the development of human resources.
HRD Korea also renewed a MOU covering cooperation on vocational training signed two years ago with the National Institute of Learning (INA) in Costa Rica. Since the signing, the two countries have been sharing their experiences of economic growth and have boosted bilateral cooperation across the human resources field.
“There’s keen interest across Latin America in the development of human resources that Korea has pursued, a driving force behind the nation’s rapid growth,” said President Park. “We will provide support for these efforts to spread the Korean model of developing human resources to Latin America, half a world away.”
By Sohn JiAe
Korea.net Staff Writer
Photo: Human Resources Development Service of Korea