Education boosted to prepare 4.0 workforce
Suthep Chittayawong the Office of Vocational Education Commission (OVEC), said at a recent summit that his office is working with other agencies and companies to boost student knowledge in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, as well as technical skills, to cater to the demands of Thai Industry 4.0.
Private sector agencies have been collaborating with OVEC to increase the skills of vocational students.
The office has worked with those involved in the “Chevron Enjoy Science” project, as well as the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), the Eastern Economic Corridor Office (EECO) and the Board of Investment (BOI) to train workers to match the demands of the industries being wooed to locate in the Eastern Economic Corridor.
The emphasis is on feeding vocationally trained personnel to the 10 target industries, or S-Curve industries. The main focus is the four industries of automotive and parts, energy, food processing and microelectronics. Collaborating with foreign agencies that have the needed expertise was also taking place, Suthep said.
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