According to foreign media reports, at the end of May this year, the South Korean media reported that the South Korean chip manufacturing industry will face the challenge of talent shortage, Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix, the two major South Korean chip makers, also proposed that South Korea take a variety of measures to increase the training of relevant personnel.
And the latest reports in the South Korean media show that the relevant South Korean departments announced on Tuesday local time that they plan to train 150,000 semiconductor-related engineers in the next 10 years.
South Korean media said in the report that South Korea’s move, intended to solve the problem of semiconductor talent shortage, to provide sufficient talent support for the development of the semiconductor industry, and make human resources development and the development of the semiconductor industry to form a virtuous cycle.
From the report, South Korea 10 years to train 150,000 semiconductor engineers, which means that the relevant universities, will increase the scale of enrollment. South Korean media also mentioned in the report that South Korea plans to increase the enrollment of semiconductor-related majors in universities by about 5,700, and as long as the number of faculty members meets the requirements, the enrollment scale can be expanded without other conditions.
In the report, foreign media said that the current serious shortage of semiconductor engineers in South Korea, they need to recruit 1,500 new engineers each year, but the semiconductor-related institutions, only 650 per year, far below the demand.
The semiconductor engineer training program announced by the Korean authorities will be very beneficial to the semiconductor industry and related universities.
For the semiconductor industry, training 150,000 engineers in the next 10 years will provide sufficient human resources to support the development of the industry as a whole; and for the related universities, it will be beneficial for them to quickly promote the training of talents. Several universities in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province have been seeking to expand the enrollment of semiconductor-related majors, but they have failed to do so due to the opposition from other regions.