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BMW, Chitralada drive Dual Excellence Program forward

Jun 14. 2019
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By The Nation

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BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand and Chitralada Technology Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the BMW Dual Excellence Program.

The company said in a press release on Friday that the partnership aims to lay a solid foundation of Mechatronics, a multidisciplinary branch of engineering that focuses on the engineering of both electrical and mechanical systems. It also includes a combination of robotics, electronics, computer and telecommunications, for higher vocational students to strengthen their theoretical and practical knowledge to international standards.

Uwe Quaas, managing director of BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand, said: "We are delighted to continue this BMW Dual Excellence Program with Chitralada Technology Institute as it resonates well with our joint commitment to strengthen the potential of higher vocational students in Mechatronics. 

“The program also provides the students with hands-on experience at Plant Rayong and by the end of this year, we will have 6 graduates from the institute starting their careers with the plant. This is another important milestone of the program and potentially increases our local competitiveness in the global automotive arena."

Chitralada Vocational School, Chitralada Technology Institute offers vocational education and higher vocational education in various fields including electrical power, electronics, mechanical, automotive, mechatronics and embedded technology programs. 

The school aims to develop students' skills and capabilities in the related industrial fields while also emphasising ethics and morality in their professions as a basis for sustainable career development.

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