Recently the government of the Republic of Korea (RoK) has tried to transform TVET, from  job-specific skill education and  training for specific groups, such as vocational school students,  to a broader form of  vocational competency educationapplicable for all young  adults in the country. While a systematic approach to transferable skills (TS) has not yet been fully developed in RoK, there have been a number of attempts at TS education from a variety of diverse perspectives.The Vocatio­nal Basic Competence (VBC) in the Korean National Competence Standards (KNCS), Korean Collegiate Essential Skills Assessment (K-CESA), and Career Development Competency (CDC) education  are the most prominent examples of  TS education programs which have been undertaken in RoK.