Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) proposes vocational education and training as well as policy alternatives for the labor market and efficiently supports government projects.
KRIVET was established in 1997 to contribute to the revitalization of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and the improvement of all citizens' vocational skills by efficiently carrying out research projects on the development of vocational skills through studies on the TVET policies and qualification systems and the development and distribution of TVET programs.

Center for International Cooperation

Center for International Cooperation is promoting various exchanges and cooperation with international organizations and overseas related organizations with the aim of internationalizing research capabilities and advancing Korean TVET policies. Through hosting international conference such as Global HR Forum, UNEVOC Netowork Consolidation Workshop, KRIVET shares knowledge and experience on human resources development. In addition, we are laying the foundation for international cooperation by signing MOUs with various institutions from international organization to government and research institutions.

International Cooperation for TVET

KRIVET conducts various international cooperation projects to share Korea's TVET development experiences with developing countries.

various international cooperation projects
Global HR Forum RIVET, together with the Korean Ministry of Education and Korea Economic Daily, annually has hosted the Global HR Forum since 2006. Notable keynote speakers include Ban Ki-moon (8th UN Secretary General), Bill Gates (Chairman of Microsoft), and Bill Clinton (Former President of the U.S.).
UNESCO Regional Center Project KRIVET was designated as the UNESCO Regional Center of Excellence in Technical and Vocational Education and Training in 2002 and nominated as the UNESCO-UNEVOC East and Southeast Asia Cluster Coordinating Centre in 2012.
ASEAN-ROK TVET Mobility Program Enhancing the competitiveness of ASEAN Human Resources through responsive TVET curriculum supported by involvement of industries and labor market As a part of the ASEAN-ROK TVET Mobility program, the project promotes cooperation among ASEAN member states and helps them share best practices for TVET.
Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) This study conducted to derive systematic implications for adult education and training. It compares and analyzes the job competency of adults by gender, age, and occupation. -It also researches the methods to improve basic vocational skills through correlation analysis between job ability and education, training, wages, employment period, and employment status.
BIBB Joint Research The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Changes in Laborers’ Job Skills (KRIVET-BIBB Collaborative Task) is an international research project undertaken by KRIVET in South Korea and BIBB in Germany from 2018 to 2021. It researches on establishing vocational training system suitable for the digital era by examining and comparing vocational skills with job requirements (Occupational task requirements) in South Korea and Germany.
Better Education for Africa Rise (BEAR) Project The BEAR I project is an ODA(Official Development Assistance) project for TVET to strengthen the capabilities of five South African countries (Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia). After the BEAR I Project, Development of Entrepreneurship Framework and Training Manuals in 5 BEAR II project countries was conducted. It is an ODA project for TVET for entrepreneurship, education policy, and curriculum development in five East African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Uganda, and Tanzania) that participated in the BEAR II project.