By The Nation
Emerson, a world leader in air conditioning and cooling systems, has signed an MoU with Phetchaburi Technical College to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and also to advance Emerson’s "Women in STEM" program, according to Emerson's press statement.
The partnership, which includes the donation of commercial refrigeration equipment as well as internships and study trip opportunities, aims to enhance students’ abilities among female students in particular, by providing opportunities for hands-on experience, and promoting the wider acceptance of women in engineering roles.
Ong-art Veerachartyanukul, general manager of Middle East and Africa Operations for Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions said, "Emerson is pleased to partner with Phetchaburi Technical College to promote STEM education. The donated commercial refrigeration equipment will be used as teaching equipment. In addition, study trips to Emerson’s factory and internships will be offered so students will have hands-on experience for career preparation.”
The promotion of STEM education and the Women in STEM program is an Emerson global initiative Target groups include students, especially female students, and working women with the objective of increasing competence and opportunity for career growth in the STEM field, according to the statement.
In many countries in Asia, there simply aren’t enough women in these roles, so we are proud to be promoting engineering as a profession in order increase the number of female engineers," said Ong-art.
Ruangsang Haasakul, director of Phetchaburi Technical College said, “It is highly gratifying that the private sector realizes the importance of developing STEM teaching. Support from Emerson is in line with the commitment of Phetchaburi Technical University in developing teaching and learning continuously, as well as producing qualified personnel that meet the needs of the labor market.
“This collaboration will help increase knowledge for students and is also a good opportunity for students to learn and accumulate experience from working in real situations for their self-development and benefit to the community."