On the morning of March 3, UNIST and Korea Employment Agency for the Disabled (KEAD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), creating partnership to promote skills development and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
In the memorandum of understanding, both organizations agreed to promote rights and opportunities for people with disabilities in employment. Through this MoU, UNIST will hire 20 more people with disabilities to provide day-to-day administrative support and library assistance, thereby reaching the quota for hiring the disabled.
With its official launch as a government-funded research institute, UNIST has been designated as a public institution in January, 2016. With this new designation, the standard employment quota for disabled persons at UNIST has been extended to cover 3%.
UNIST President Mooyoung Jung states, “Through this MoU, we hope to create better work and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.” He continues, “We will continue to do our best to promote of skills development opportunities and measures to eliminate discrimination.”