Korea's KT to hire retirees to educate youth on IT

Summary:The telco will rope in 1,000 retirees as IT-service related teachers over next three years as part of CSR efforts.

KT Corporation will hire 1,000 retirees as IT service-related teachers to focus on educating youths over the next three years as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts.

Lessons include Web etiquette and personal information protection.

For the first year, South Korea's second-largest mobile carrier will pick and train 200 paid workers among retirees in their 50s and 60s, according to a report Wednesday by JoongAng Daily.

They will be based in community centers to teach teenagers on the importance of online copyright to discourage them from illegally downloading content from the Internet. Other topics will include Web etiquette and personal information protection.

Last year, KT was under the spotlight when two men hacked into its system and allegedly stole personal information of about  8.7 million customers  and sold it to marketing companies.



Topics: Telcos, Korea, Security


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