SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) – What the migrant workers working in Korea wish to learn most has turned out to be a prospective business item with which they can start a business of their own when they go back home.
According to a study by the Korea Federation of Small and Medium Business last year, many foreigners working in Korea want to learn about business items which can be successful in their home country.
To a question, “where would you spend the money you have made in Korea,” most people have answered that they would spend their income to start their own business back home.
The city government of Seoul has come up with a training course called, “Korean food business start-up class” for the Indonesian workers in Korea. The class has been brought by the Seoul city government in collaboration with the Korean Food Foundation, in response to the needs of the community of Indonesian residents.
The first Korean food business start-up class was started jointly by the Seoul Migrant Workers’ Center and Seongbuk Migrant Workers’ Center with the Korean Food Foundation. The class will be held once a week for 14 weeks in total from May 25 to July 13.
During the basic training course, the trainees would learn the recipes of selected menus including tteokbokki (stir-fried spicy rice cake) and dak gangjeong (sweet and sour chicken) which have been classified as “suitable” business items, along with other basics of starting a new business.
In the intensive course offered in the second half, the trainees who have completed the basic course will learn more advanced recipes and practical business tips including business site selection, financial management, and so on.
The city government plans to come up with more training programs like this to meet the needs of various foreign resident communities in order to ensure secure stay and successful return of the migrant workers.
A Seoul city government official said, “The migrant workers are eager to start their own business after their return.” The official added, “We believe the workers’ experience in Korea would stay positive if the money and skills they earn in Korea help their Korean dream come true back in their home country.”
Written by Robin Koo (firstname.lastname@example.org)