A Case Study of Career Education for Youth Using Community Networks – Focusing on the Mentoring Experiences of the Founders on ‘Ggumridan-gil’

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


This study was conducted to explore the meaning of the community network of career education and identify development directions through the experiences of mentors who participated in the ‘Ggumridan-gil Project: One-Day Class’, which provides career education to young people. For that purpose, the researchers conducted interviews with seven Stores founders who had previously participated in the project, and the following study findings were obtained in four major areas based on the gathered interviews. First, in most cases, the study participants participated with ‘sympathy for the purpose and intention of the program’, ‘a sense of their own calling’, and ‘expectation for community revitalization’. Secondly, the participants played the roles of ‘class experts’, ‘career leaders’, and ‘emotional supporters’ during the programs. It is said that through this, ‘the happiness of giving and sharing’ was obtained, and the participants themselves had an ‘opportunity to grow and change together’. For the continuous development of the program, a unit of meaning was derived that 'a systematic foundation for the program', 'appropriate use of college student mentors', and 'efforts to expand the participation of teaching-learning members' are necessary. To promote this project and improve the direction, first of all, the purpose and intention of the project will be recognized positively by many people and it will be necessary to make efforts to strengthen them more firmly. Second, various efforts will be needed to improve the quality of the program. First, it is necessary to establish a more systematic basis for the program operation so that the purpose of the Ggumridan-gil project can be effectively achieved. Finally, efforts to expand the participation of various subjects will be needed to revitalize the project.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jct.v12n1p342


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