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    2018-06-25

    KITA Held ‘Largest’ Korean IT Human Resources Job Fair in Japan

     

    - 132 Korean young job seekers participated in the fair and Japanese IT companies took part in for recruitment from June 18 to 22 -

     

    The Korea International Trade Association (Chairman, Kim Young-joo) announced that it would hold 'Smart Cloud (SC) IT Master Job Fair' in Tokyo, Japan for five days starting from June 18.

     

    The 'SC IT Master' program is the representative overseas employment course that has been operated by the Korea Trade Academy of the Korea International Trade Association since 2001. So far, it has produced 2,000 graduates and is recording 98 percent employment rate.

     

    132 participants, the largest number ever of the SC IT master trainees, will take part in this year's job fair. In Japan, 93 IT companies, including Rakuten, Softbank, and ATeam, will conduct final interviews with Korean young IT applicants.

     

    According to the Korea International Trade Association, more and more Japanese companies are keeping their eyes on the graduates of the SC IT master program in Korea. The companies are actively involved in public relations by holding company briefing sessions for young Korean IT human resources. Some IT conglomerates such as Rakuten and Pasona Tech have recognized the excellence of the curriculum of the World Trade Academy and confirmed to hire graduates of the program last year for the first time.

     

    Japanese IT companies are interested in hiring Korean young workers as the country’s IT manpower has been reduced due to low fertility and aging population while the demand for development is high because of the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo as well as Abenomics. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan expects that if the IT manpower shortage in Japan is prolonged, the shortage will reach 590,000 in 2030.

     

    Kang Ho-yeon, Secretary General of the World Trade Academy, said “The great strength of the SC IT Master is that the program has been recognized by Japanese companies by producing competitive graduates over the last 17 years.” He also added, “We will continue to support highly skilled Korean IT talents in the future so that they will be able to fulfill their dreams in a wider overseas stage.

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