By THE NATION
Department director-general Thawatchai Benjathikul and Sathawut Sahapanichkul, managing director of distribution at Nestle Thailand Co Ltd, signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday (January 24).
“This project aims to provide unemployed people with training on how to make a variety of beverages such as coffee, bubble tea, Italian soda and milkshake and sell them from a motorcycle,” said Thawatchai. “The 15-hour training course over two days will cover several topics from beverage-making, cost-calculation, bookkeeping as well as a motorcycle riding course.”
The Department of Skill Development will be responsible for designing and providing training courses, while Nestle will provide equipment and raw materials. “Candidates can seek funding from Government Savings Bank, which is sponsoring the project, while the Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation will be the guarantor,” he added.
The first batch of Motorbike Café training will open for registration at Labour Skill Development Institute Area 13 in Bangkok on February 20-21. Each batch is limited to 50 candidates.
“This project aims to train 5,000 people over the three years [2020-22],” said Thawatchai. “In the first year, we will organise training at Labour Skill Development Institutes in 10 provinces -- Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakarn, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai and Phuket. Interested persons may contact tel 02-245-4035 or hotline 1506 ext 4.”