For Tajik labor migrants leaving for work in the Republic of Korea, special short-term courses of the Korean language have been opened in Dushanbe, the press service of the state institution “Adult Education Center of Tajikistan” reports.
“The duration of the course at the Center is from 1 to 3 months. Citizens after successful completion of their studies are issued certificates with a state code,” the report says.
According to the press service, citizens of Tajikistan began to travel to work in South Korea more often, where the demand for Tajik specialists is growing, so measures are being taken to increase their level of knowledge.
In October last year, after training in Dushanbe at the “Center for Counseling and Training of Labor Migrants”, the first group of 22 people – specialists in the field of agriculture – flew to Seoul.
The press center of the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of the Population of Tajikistan then reported that the dispatch of specialists was carried out on the basis of an agreement concluded between the department and the administration of the South Korean city of Hampyon in the province of Jeolla-Namdo at the request of the employer for seasonal work.
Later, a second group of 36 Tajik specialists was sent to Seoul.
According to the Ministry of Labor, 90% of labor migrants from the republic go to work in Russia, 5% – in Kazakhstan, the rest – in far-abroad countries. The ministry notes that the government is diversifying the direction of labor migration: in addition to Korea, an agreement on sending workers from Tajikistan has also been reached with the UK.
The department said that South Korea needs labor in the agricultural sector, light industry and the automotive industry. In August last year, a South Korean delegation visited Tajikistan, which included representatives of the Committee for Education and Medical Assistance in Emergency Situations of the Republic of Korea, the World Mobility Association, which discussed the issue of creating a Korean language study center in Tajikistan.
Source : Interfax