DHL Thailand, part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has implemented a three-day career-oriented training programme, "Ton Kla Camp" (Young Plant), for 29 youngsters from five SOS Children's Villages: Bangpoo in Samut Prakan province, Hat Yai in Songkhla, Nong K
The training sessions were led by employees from DHL Express, DHL Supply Chain and DHL Global Forwarding in Thailand, and distinguished experts Dr Jitra Dudsdeemaytha, president of the Human Happiness Development Centre Project at Srinakharinwirot University, and Akarin Puthongklom, trainer at Training2Goal Co.
The training modules featured skills-based aptitude and personality tests, English classes to help prepare for job interviews, and practical tips to facilitate employability, personal development and workplace competency.
“DHL in Thailand is passionate about its commitment in supporting SOS Children’s Villages throughout the country and we are doing everything we can to take steps to meet the educational and future employment needs of underprivileged youth in Thailand,” said Chananyarak Phetcharat, managing director of DHL Express Thailand and Indochina.
Earlier this year, DHL Thailand donated a collection of books and a bookshelf to the SOS Children’s Village Chiang Rai, helping to re-stock and renovate a library damaged by last year’s 6.3-magnitude earthquake.
Deutsche Post DHL Group launched its global partnership with SOS Children’s Villages in 2010. The partnership helps provide young people between the ages of 15 and 25 with better opportunities for a professional career, an independent and steady source of income and a self-determined life. In addition to GoTeach, the company is focused on GoGreen (protecting the environment) and GoHelp (disaster preparedness, response and recovery) programmes.