Learning and Development Type
L and D Categories
Human Resources
Interpersonal Skills
SME & Entrepreneurship
Startups & Business Development
Skills Training by Small and  Medium-Sized Enterprises:  Innovative Cases and  the Consortium Approach  in the Republic of Korea

This paper presents targeted government policies for promoting training in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to increase their contributions to economic development. It first discusses the role of SMEs in country development and the special challenges facing SMEs in developing human resources. It then surveys some innovative, targeted policies for promoting training by SMEs in Asia and Latin America. The paper elaborates on the objectives and achievements of a successful targeted SME training policy, the SME Training Consortiums Program in the Republic of Korea, as a best practice. This paper concludes with some cautionary remarks for developing countries seeking to adopt targeted SME training policies.