What does NFEC do to nurture technical manpower?
Korea is very short on equipment technical staff. Unlike advanced countries where such people are recognized as professionals, in Korea, they are viewed as technical personnel, not as professionals, and suffer from low incomes. This explains the high turnover and job avoidance among trained equipment technical staff.
To enhance social awareness of equipment technical staff supported by NFEC, NFEC developed equipment education programs and learning materials, and founded SEE09 by designating 10 equipment education institutes across the nation. SEE established the qualifications certification10 for equipment technical staff, and operates the financial support program for the employment11 of equipment technical staff in the case of costly R&D equipment. In addition, NFEC holds SFREE12 where engineers from around the country gather together to exchange views and opinions about building the human network.