A Study on the Experiences of College Student Mentors Participating in Community Networks Youth Career Experience Programs- Focusing on the Case of “Ggumridan-gil”

Sook-hee Han, Chang-ho Cho, Yea-sol Choi


The purpose of this study is to examine the characteristics of youth career experience programs in connection with the local community and to examine their meaning based on the experiences of university student mentors who participated in the "Ggumridan-gil " program. For this purpose, in-depth interviews were conducted with 8 university student mentors who participated in the "Ggumridan-gil " program. 15 topics and 6 categories were derived based on the collected interview contents. First, the "Ggumridan-gil" program, in which teenagers took part, first and foremost signifies "restoring the essence of career experience," which has been validated as a "professional education" and shown to be a program that permits easy "rapport formation" between youth and adults. On the other hand, it was found that university student mentors were in charge of the role of "supporters and guides" and experienced "growth and change" with youth mentees who participated in the program. And it was found that the youth who participated in the program had a special experience of 'community support'. Based on these research results, this study suggested that the " Ggumridan-gil" program can be a new model for youth career experience education based on connection and cooperation with the local community.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jct.v11n8p401


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