SK University: Lots of staff training, no fraternities

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SK University: Lots of staff training, no fraternities

SK Group said Sunday it will establish a new organization dedicated to employee training, dubbed SK University.

The group will integrate its existing employee training organizations to establish SK University by January next year. The soon-to-be integrated organizations include the group’s think tank SK Research Institute for SUPEX Management and SK’s corporate culture training institution, SK Academy.

“Under the rapidly changing management environment, aggressive investment into human capital is crucial,” said SK Chairman Chey Tae-won in a statement Sunday. “SK employees will be able to empower themselves through SK University, and this will be our first step in supporting sustainable growth and the happiness of our employees.”

According to the group, all SK employees will be recommended to use 10 percent of their business hours, roughly 200 hours per year, to take classes run by SK University, though guidelines will differ by affiliates. Classes will involve different styles of training including lectures, workshops, forums, online programs and project-base programs depending on the curriculum.

Major topics to be discussed are future growth businesses such as artificial intelligence, semiconductor and energy solutions, as well as basic business skills like leadership, finance and social responsibility.

The company will scout experts in each business field as well as retired SK executives as professors for each session.

The group said SK University will not only offer education but continue to research and develop new curriculums for employees.

The group expects the new training organization to help employees find business opportunities and enhance their abilities to carry out their roles.


BY KIM JEE-HEE [kim.jeehee@joongang.co.kr]

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