The Korea Ocean & Fisheries Institute (MarineCom) has been finally selected to nurture offshore plant-specialized human resources from Korea's national human resources development consortium project, co-supervised by the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) and the Human Resources Development Service of Korea, Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology.
With a total of KRW 21bn supported by the government over the next six years starting from 2012, MarineCom plans to foster overall 854 offshore experts every year, by setting up 21 curricula jointly with the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and the Korea Maritime Equipment Research Institute (KOMERI).
While the global demand for energy is still increasing, the market value of offshore equipment market will reach the level of $230bn by 2015 and $320bn by 2020, from $140bn in 2011.
MarineCom will take charge in education of offshore plant operation, while KIIT and KOMERI will be in charge of training connected with the Offshore Plant Equipment R&D Center and offshore plant equipment testing and certification, respectively.
Published : November 30, 2012
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