Writer 관리자 Date 2012-09-28
 Title Why Korea-A Driven People
 Content 1.Global Talents

Koreans are famous for their passion for education. Korea's illiteracy rate was 1.7% as of 2008. Every year, approximately 470,000 college graduates join the workforce. In the spring of 2012, Korea's college entrance rate was 72.5%, the highest in the OECD. The country's college graduation rate in the 25-34 age group is 63%.
Such a strong passion for education in a stable educational system explains Korea's continuous supply of high-quality human resources, which in turn enhance the competitiveness of companies and help them constantly innovate.

2. Korea's Global Human Assets and Their Self-Development

As of 2011, the number of Korean students overseas stood at 289,288. The Korean student communities in the U.S.A., China and Japan are among the largest in those countries.
Koreans engaged in lifelong education are estimated at 27 million, more than half of the total population. Most notably, 41.7% of the workforce work and study at the same time to obtain certificates, study a foreign language, earn an MBA or other master's degree and other varied reasons.

3. Productive People

Koreans are diligent and faithful to their work. Their average annual working hours as of 2010 were 2,193, the highest among OECD countries. The labor productivity improvement rate as of 2010 was 6.4%, the highest in the OECD.

It is quoted from http://www.investkorea.org/