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pISSN : 1598-706X / eISSN : 2288-8381


한국주조공학회지 (38권2호 27-31)

The change of Industrial Human Resource Structure in Korea Economy and the Corresponding Measures of Casting Industry Field

한국 산업인력구조의 변화와 주조산업계 대응방안

Seung-Jae Lee and In-Sung Cho

Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH)



The lack of industrial manpower that Korean companies have been suffering in 21st c century is largely responsible for the lowfertility phenomenon. This research suggests a an alternative solution with a program for fostering foreign laborers with technical skills in casting industry. Industrial manpower growth is feasible through accepting migrants who have had official education on the fundamental industrial technologies provided by Korean government. These technically trained migrants who can keep economical self-perpetuating ability are can help to effectively address the problem of the declining working-age population and the decreasing potential growth rate in Korea.


Foundry industry manpower, Foreign labor policy, Low fertility, Education for foreign labor, Fundamental industrial technologies