Opening ceremony held on 28th, act as base for youth career guidance and employment support
Established 'College Creative Job Center' directly under the YU president for one-stop employment and start-up support
Total budget of 3 billion for 5 years from central/local government support and school funding
[April 28, 2017]
<YU College Creative Job Center opening ceremony>
YU (President Sur Gil-soo) opened the ‘College Creative Job Center (Director Kang Seok-bok)’.
At 11 a.m. on the 28th at the YU Student Support Center, the 'College Creative Job Center' held its opening ceremony with the attendance of YU president Sur Gil-soo, Gyeongsangbuk-do Vice-governor of economics, Daegu Provincial Employment and Labor Office Director Lee Tae-hee, and Gyeongsan Mayor Choi Young-jo.
YU was selected for the 2017 College Creative Job Center operating university by the Ministry of Employment and Labor in February. With the opening of this center, programs to provide career guidance and increase employment rates for youths in the region will begin in earnest. YU is planning to support the career guidance and employment of local youths including its students with a total budget of 3 billion won comprised of central and local (Gyeongsangbuk-do, Gyeongsan) government subsidies, and funding from YU for the next five years.
YU President Sur Gil-soo aid, "With the construction of the integrated employment support system centering on the College Creative Job Center through the cooperation of central and local governments, and our university, there are high expectations for strengthening of local talents and enhancing youth employment rates." He added, "the YU College Creative Job Center will play the role of a hub to construct a virtuous cycle in which the community, youths and university can coexist."
YU is planning to install the College Creative Job Center immediately under the YU president, and it will not only oversee employment support team that is in charge of student career development and employment support, career development team, women's career development team, field support center, and student consulting center, but also provide one-stop employment/start-up support services in connection with the school's start-up education center.
The YU College Creative Job Center is planning to engage in tasks such as constructing career/employment-friendly academic systems and infrastructure, construction of school-wide career guidance systems for all students, support for graduated students who have not yet gained employment, classes vulnerable for employment (humanities, sociology, sports/arts, female students, etc.), support local small and medium company employment prospect teams, construct a customized PR channel to increase the level of youth employment that is actually felt, and construct a cooperative system with outside agencies regarding youth employment policies.
Meanwhile, the College Creative Job Center project is a program that provides comprehensive employment support services for youths by the Ministry of Employment and Labor together with the local community. This year, 20 universities were selected for this project.