Young People Rush to Seoul"s Venture ValleyA 24-year-old Korean man, Song In-soo, a sophomore at Dongseo University in Pusan and temporarily absent from school, is very busy studying the Internet at the Bit Computer Education Center located in Seocho-dong, Seoul.
Song came to the Seoul Venture Valley in Kangnam, southern Seoul in December last year in order to undertake the study needed to make his dream, the establishment of a venture firm, come true.
University students from the provinces, having sent a notice of absence to university authorities, have rushed to information and telecommunications education centers around the venture valley aiming to be successful in creating their own start-ups.
Thirty to forty percent of those taking courses in computer programming and the Internet at the education centers came from provincial cities including Kwangju, Taegu, and Pusan.
A source from an education center in the venture valley said, 'The number of people who have come to Seoul to learn computing is estimated to total 2,000, including trainees in other large computer education centers as well as education centers in the venture valley.'
Woo Sang-kyun: firstname.lastname@example.org
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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