Korean high school students visit GEHC
Nine Korean high school students participated in eight sessions at GEHC for a month during September and October.
The students are a senior group from Youngnak u-health High School, Seoul, South Korea. They are Continuing Education students at FDTC. Physics instructor Gowoon Choi is serving as the coordinator of this program.
The school is a non–academic track in Korea. They are specialized to train high school students in a specific field. Graduates are expected to get jobs after their high school graduation.
All of the previous group who attended this program were successfully hired in Korea after their return.
It is the fourth visit to the USA. Every year, the South Korean Ministry of Education sends 40 groups abroad to expose them to the foreign workforce and culture to develop global competency.
This is one of the groups.
The APAF (Asian Pacific American Forum) engineers generously volunteered to be mentors for teaching basics of MRI, factory tours, and work ethics. Engineer Zhi Yang is charged for this project.
Students enjoyed the whole process and appreciated GEHC and engineers for showing their hospitality, equipping them with deep knowledge in MRI, giving them an overview of being employed at a global company, and sharing their enthusiasm.
The students were invited to a welcome dinner party sponsored by GEHC, wrapped up the program with a presentation session to show what they learned, and returned with gift bags provided from GEHC.
“We’re proud of our partnership with FDTC and the Korean outreach program, commented plant manager, Dole Wolf. “It is a tremendous opportunity for our employees to engage in the community and the broader world at the same time. I think everyone who participates is rewarded with a great teaching and mentorship experience and GE gets the benefit of broadening the skills of our employees.
“If we can teach the science of what we do to bright high school students, it makes it easier for us to translate it to all of the people we work with internally and externally. We believe the whole program to be a win-win-win for GE, FDTC, and the students. We look forward to continuing this partnership in the future.”