(COMPLETED PROJECT – 2002)
The CKCGDI began operating in October 2002 and completed its first semester in December of 2002. There were 15 graphic design students in the first semester. In addition, English as a second language was taught to 40 other students. However, due to the SARS epidemic the operation of the school was put on hold for a year and a half. The school finally re-opened in July 2004 as 2 instructors from Canada resumed classes. The students worked toward their one year diploma in Computer Graphic Design, which was completed in June 2005.
(COMPLETED PROJECT – 2003)
The CKSTEEC began operating in July 2004. The mission of the CKSTEEC is to provide an excellent level of English language training for the scientists and technicians of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, preparing them to communicate effectively in the English language on a personal basis, in the fields of science and technological research and exchange, on the world stage.
At that time, the CKSTEEC had two classes; Information Technology English Education Class and Basic Science English Education Class, with 40 students for each class. Each semester consisted of 10 weeks, coinciding with that of the Canada-Korea Computer Graphics Design Institute from Monday to Friday. There was also two English Language Courses offered to Korea Computer Center staff in the afternoons Monday to Friday.
The school had 40 students go through its program. It was closed in 2005, however, we were in negotiations to restart a school with a different partner in 2009, which did not involve the IT component.