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유대감 (Fellowship): Images of American Efforts to Modernize Korea

YMCA Industry

As part of their efforts to modernize Korea, the YMCA provided classes and training to teach young people the skills that they needed to succeed in cities that were quickly becoming more urban and industrialized. YMCA classes included carpentry, plumbing, forging, machining, shoemaking in a factory setting, commercial photography, printing and engraving, and typewriting. After successfully completing the courses, many students started their own businesses and hired other YMCA students.