The Korea Offshore and Shipbuilding Association (KOSHIPA) came forth to prevent retired highly-skilled technicians from leaking core technology to the outside.
The KOSHIPA announced that in connection with ongoing restructuring, they pinpointed the prevention of technology leaks through core technicians who landed jobs abroad as a core task and assembled a task force team with HR executives and managers in charge of supporting employees’ career moves.
The meeting deeply discussed laying the foundation for monitoring highly skilled technicians, the prevention of retired core technological human resources from moving to Korea’s rival countries to work there and support for their career moves and business foundation.
The KOSHIPA and the industrial world will designate ship design, production technology and 20 tasks in the R&D sector as core technology in the shipbuilding and offshore plant sectors and classify each task into four grades based on skill levels and regularly monitor them. If a technician retires, they will offer an appropriate career move program and help him or her land a job elsewhere.
Large shipyards decided to build a close cooperative relationship with the association by setting up life design support centers and career consulting centers in order to help retirees be reemployed.
On the other hand, it was reported that about 3,600 workers called it quits in the industry in the first half of this year. But the KOSHIPA announced that among them, a small number of people were highly skilled workers who worked in core technology sectors such as vessel design and production technology.
“Ongoing restructuring is forcing workers to have no alternative but to quit. But in the case of core technological human resources, companies are actively managing them at the company level and many of them do not quit with their futures and visions on their minds,” said a HR officer who took part in the TF meeting. “It is regrettable for us not to be able to reemploy highly skilled workers close to their retirement as we reemployed such workers several years ago the industry was booming.”