Quality assurance of TVET in Korea has been mainly led by the government since 1960s and now this system is sustained by two quality assurance systems: National Technical Qualification System (NTQS), and Private Qualification System (PQS). Since 1973, NTQS has been administered by the MoEL, which is working as a quality controller of TVET in Korea. However, NTQS has unveiled a fundamental limitation in balancing between education and training, and qualification system, even though it has achieved remarkable outcomes in terms of total number of successful candidates. The root cause of the issue was the gap between National Technical Qualification (NTQ) and TVET, and industrial needs, which has caused ineffectiveness of the system.
Senior Research Fellow in the division of qualification study
Korea Research Institute for vocational Education and Training (KRIVET)
Under Prime Minister’s Office
Republic of Korea
Field of expertise/main research projects:
Qualification System, Vocational Education and Training System, NCS(National Competency Standards), NQF, International cooperation in qualification and VET areas