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POSCO Enhances its Free Education on AI, Big Data, and loT in Line with the Vision, “With POSCO”

2018/09/07

ㅣ Thirteen free online and advanced offline education courses developed by world-class professors at POSTECH
ㅣ Program upgraded based on previous expertise while incorporating technology trends of 4th industrial revolution
ㅣ Expected to resolve unemployment issues for job seekers

POSCO is accepting applicants for the fourth round, offering free education courses on artificial intelligence, big data, and IoT for job seekers as well as the public.

Last year, POSCO along with Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTEC) created education programs on AI, big data, and IoT in the form of basic online and advanced offline courses. The program comes as part of the company’s social contribution efforts offered free of charge to encourage these skills and broaden job opportunities.

Application for basic online courses are available for everyone until September 2 through POSTEC website. Upon completion of basic online courses, advanced offline courses are open to selected individuals for 10 weeks from September 3 through October 24 at POSTEC. To promote the offline program that provides intensive training in a short period of time, POSCO plans to actively promote these efforts in domestic universities and online communities for job seekers.

The four-month program is designed and carried out by POSTEC professors while equipment expenses are provided by POSCO. Basic online courses started out with six in the first round expanded to 13 this year. The first round of courses have ended on September 2. Over 6,000 students have completed basic knowledge on AI, machine learning, computational intelligence and more. POSTEC plans to take previous feedback into account to further enhance the quality of the courses.

The online programs on AI, big data and IoT were completed by 26,494 students thus far. The advanced offline courses completed by 49 students have successfully entered the domestic workforce  such as interns at POSTEC, regular employees at LG CNS, Kakao, and SK Innovation. POSCO plans to further advance the courses such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, and computer vision for students interested in even more specialized fields.

Meanwhile, Jeong-Woo Choi, who was elected as the 9th CEO of POSCO on July 27, presented ‘With POSCO(Building a better future together as corporate citizens)’ as a new vision at the inauguration ceremony, expressing his aspirations to create a better society through contribution. This program represents POSCO’s major social contribution activity, aimed at increasing job opportunities while enriching the country’s competency in the fourth industrial revolution.

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