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Thailand: PM urges VEC to create vocational students to improve the nation

National News Bureau of Thailand, Bangkok, 10 December 2014 - The Prime Minister of Thailand has urged the Vocational Education Commission (VEC) to encourage vocational students to help improve the country and to focus on English training for ASEAN Economic Community.

According the Secretary-General of the VEC Chaiyapruek Seri Rak, the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha encourages an increased cooperation from many sectors for the improvement of the Vocational Education after discussing with many CEOs from companies in Thailand.

The Prime Minister has pointed that there should be more participating companies on the issue of bilateral education scheme and there should be more education institutes that provide the bilateral education scheme.

He said that the education scheme should include the exchange of students, teachers, and professionals for training, internship, and guidance.

He also mentioned that the education scheme should extend to include foreign agencies and the establishment of a private research center for innovations to improve product quality, which will lead to an increase of domestic competitiveness.

The VEC Secretary-General also revealed that the Prime Minister wants to see the human resources development plan tailored to the needs of the nation for both short-term and long-term.

The PM wants Thailand to change its attitude towards the vocational education as it is important step towards national development, while the institutes should provide English language training for the students to get them ready for the ASEAN community, said the VEC Secretary-General.


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