Sixty foreign teenagers, who were invited by the Seoul Metropolitan Government from its sister cities to attend vocational training institutes in Seoul and learn advanced industrial skills, will have a chance to experience the ambiance and beauty of Seoul by participating in a city administration tour from April 27.
The teenagers are taking vocational training and Korean language classes at Elim Vocational Training Institute in Gunpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, and the Seoul Vocational Training Institute in Godeok-dong, Gangdong-gu.
During the city administration tour the trainees will visit Sarangchae at the presidential office of the Cheong Wa Dae, Cheonggyecheon, and the PR Center for New City Hall. During the summer vacation, they will also go on a tour of major industrial complexes in Korea, including POSCO and Hyundai Motor Company.
The trainees have shown great enthusiasm and commitment in acquiring new industrial skills and learning all about Seoul’s vocational training systems in order to contribute to the future development of their nations.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has been inviting teenagers from sister cities overseas and providing them with free vocational training every year since 2001. By the end of last year, a total of 435 people from 13 countries had participated in Seoul Metropolitan City’s vocational training programs.
Trainees who complete the industrial vocational training courses in Seoul return to their countries to take up their chosen career paths with a sense of pride and gratitude towards Korea, effectively serving as civilian goodwill ambassadors for Korea in their home countries.