Merck Korea Offers Technology Education Program for Students in Gyeonggi Province

Merck Korea is offering semiconductor and display solutions training to local high school and college students studying related topics as part of its ESG initiative, the company said Thursday.

According to the Korea Science and Technology Society Unit, the new education program comes after Kai Beckmann, Merck board member and CEO of Electronics, and Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung , agreed on a partnership in April.

During their meeting, the two sides shared their views on expanding investment in Merck’s electronics business and further promoting talent in semiconductor technology and technology. display.

The educational program, offered to students of Korea National Welfare University and Anjung High School, both located in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, consists of four online and offline courses.

The first session was held online for 50 college students on Wednesday, and the same course will be offered to high school students in the second semester of this year, Merck Korea said.

The company said it plans to add more schools to the program.

Along with the technology program, Merck Korea will run the 2021 KIDS Children’s School, jointly with the Korean Information Display Association, on August 5.

The KIDS Children’s School program is a free educational course in display technology and it will be offered to 150 grade 5 and 6 students, the company said.

“Merck’s electronics business will continue to support our Korean customers based in Gyeonggi Province, which is an R&D center for display and semiconductor technologies,” said Kim Woo-kyu, Managing Director of Merck Korea.

“We will also ensure that we fulfill our corporate social responsibility by fostering talent through this multi-faceted cooperation, just as we have offered digital education to children from multicultural families in Ansan, Gyeonggi province, to highlight our diversity and inclusion values ​​at Merck Group, ”he added.

By Jo He-rim (herim@heraldcorp.com)