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Ministry to prepare 50,000 new graduates for jobs in 'new normal'


Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta said his ministry was working with the Federation of Thai Industries, the Thai Chamber of Commerce, the Thai Bankers Association and CAT Telecom to give new graduates new digital skills for professional life after Covid-19.

“CAT Telecom had proposed that a part of the budget granted to the ministry be used to promote employment in the IT field,” he said. “Owing to the new normal in the aftermath of Covid-19, the job market will require candidates with strong digital skills, especially for e-commerce operators who are seeing a growing demand for their products.”
Candidates will also be provided a Bt10,000 monthly allowance during the three-month training course, so they can support themselves.
“We are targeting 50,000 candidates, and each can choose two of the four available courses, including content creation, big-data management, digital marketing and e-commerce promotion,” the minister added.
“To be eligible, candidates should have completed their bachelor’s degree no more than three years ago and must be currently unemployed. They also cannot be recipients of other benefits provided by the government.
“The other partners of the project will help design training courses and survey the demand of employers in related industries,” he added. “We expect the project to be launched by August.”

Published : July 13, 2020

By : THE NATION