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People learning new skills online

May 22. 2020
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By The Nation

With most people having to stay home to avoid infections, online classes are becoming more popular as they learn new skills for life in the “new normal”.

The Labour Ministry said more people are attending online vocational classes led by the Department of Skills Development.

Judging by the number of views, the most popular classes have been:

- English: 27,188 views

- Air-condition technician: 13,062

- Korean language: 10,378

- Japanese: 10,222

- Thai cooking classes: 8,828

- Basic electrician skills: 7,761

- Basic auto mechanic: 7,022

- Basic motorcycle mechanic: 6,437

- Laptop repair: 5,850

- Television repair: 2,263

With many businesses preparing to reopen, the department hopes people who have lost their jobs will be able to apply their newfound knowledge to get new employment.

Those interested can visit www.dsd.go.th for online classes (available in Thai only).

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