[Sponsored Report] Samsung to teach young Koreans about coding

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[Sponsored Report] Samsung to teach young Koreans about coding

Samsung Electronics is establishing the Samsung SW Academy for Youth (Ssafy) in order to expand the IT ecosystem and enhance the competitiveness of youth employment.

As part of the company’s economic activation and job creation measures announced on Aug. 8, Samsung will use its software education experience and know-how to offer a quality education to 10,000 young Koreans over the next five years.

Applications will be open for two weeks from Oct. 22 to Nov. 22 at www.ssafy.com. Anyone aged 29 or younger that has graduated from university is eligible to apply. Samsung will select candidates based on results of a software aptitude test and an interview.

The academy is free of charge and comes with a 1 million won ($875)monthly allowance throughout the course of the two-semester, one-year program. The academy will help graduates land jobs through customized job preparation services and give those who display outstanding performance during the program a chance to be trained at Samsung’s research centers overseas.

The academy will be located in Samsung offices in Seoul, Daejeon, Gwangju and Gumi, North Gyeongsang, to utilize the education infrastructure of Samsung affiliates in each region. The first semester starts on Dec. 10.

Ssafy will be sponsored by the Ministry of Employment and Labor and will be run with Multicampus, an educational company specializing in software education.
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