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Private sector pitches in to realise Thailand 4.0

Aug 20. 2017
Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin
Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin
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By The Nation

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THE Ministry of Education has signed a memorandum of understanding with Big C Super Center Plc to conduct training activities for 5,000 vocational students in the four subjects of logistics, public relations, marketing and accounting throughout its 100 branches.

Another private corporation will train and transfer technology related to the Bangkok-Nong Khai high-speed train project.

Both are among the 1,500 companies interested in training as many as 80,000 students to prepare them for the labour market.

Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin said the initiatives for vocational students put emphasis on raising their ability to be |able to perform well when they get jobs. “Our concept is to transform working places into schools. The students can do short courses and get credit.”

The Education Ministry has also opened talks with a number of foreign universities to introduce courses and produce students to serve the Thailand 4.0 initiative.

Some of the universites could be located in the Eastern Economic Corridor, inlcuding the well-known Carnegie Mellon University from the US, as well as schools from the UK and Japan.

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