Dream-wings is a free online learning portal run by Gyeonggi
Women’s Development Center – GWDC. It offers
e-learning services and over 300 courses in office work, healthcare,
social welfare, IT, foreign languages and hobbies.
wishing to get a job and working mothers looking for better career
opportunities never have enough time for self-development. They find
a favorable option with Dream-wings which can be accessed anywhere
and anytime”, says Dr Cho Jung-ah, head of GWDC.
women’s career development, including finding a job or starting a
new business. It started off in 2004 as a local website built for
women living in Gyeonggi Province. Based on the research conducted by
Samsung SDS, GWDC created a master plan offering e-learning services
to women who have experienced an extensive period of career breaks. A
year later, GWDC opened the online Gyeonggi Women Career Development
Center, Korea’s first-ever free e-learning service for women. It
began to offer nation-wide services in 2011. This year, GWDC
introduced a mobile version of the portal – Smart Dream-wings.
Focused primarily on IT
education, Dream-wings has expanded the scope of its services into
total career development support by adding diagnostic services (e.g.
competency diagnosis and employability diagnosis) and support for job
placement and business start-up. The initiative is fully funded by