Enhancing Training Opportunities in SMEs in Korea

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This report assesses whether training workers in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Korea is adequate, relevant, and aligned to skills needs. It analyses policy options to expand access to training for SMEs, remove the barriers to training participation/provision, and ensure that training provided by SMEs supports their growth and encourages innovation, particularly in the context of the 4th industrial revolution. Based on this analysis, this report provides actionable policy recommendations as well as good practice examples from OECD countries.


Assessment and recommendations

The Korean social and economic context makes adult learning investments particularly important for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – i.e. firms which employ less than 250 employees. SMEs are the backbone of the Korean economy: they account for nearly all firms (99.9%) and provide 80% of all business sector employment, the second highest share in the OECD after Greece.


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