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Human Resource Development Center
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In accordance with the decision made at the Metropolis Board of Directors’ meeting held in Guangzhou, China, on Nov. 17, 2012, the headquarters of MITI have moved from Montreal to Seoul, which offers the expertise and infrastructure of its Human Resource Development Center (SHRDC). Followed by on-site inspection in 2013, the new headquarters will be open in 2014, and be responsible for planning and operating training programs provided to member cities as well as communicating with regional offices.
Established in 1962, the SHRDC is an institute for providing training programs, promotion and recruitment exams for the public officials for the Seoul Metropolitan Government and its 25 self-governing districts.
284,200m², the center provides training facilities including auditoriums, conference rooms and classrooms.
The best practices and policies of the city of Seoul have been developed into training programs not only for the benefits of Seoul citizens but for that of all Metropolis members. On Oct. 25, 2008, the center was officially accredited as one of the antennas of the institute, representing MITI's Asia Regional Center.
As MITI's Asia Regional Center, the SHRDC has already run 13 training programs for approximately 200 people from Metropolis member cities in the Asian region over the past five years, contributing to the development of good administrative practices while promoting cross-border cooperation.
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Seoul Human Resource Development Center (SHRDC)
Phone: +82 2 3488 2059
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