Chevron Enjoy Science Producing Skilled Workforce in Vocational Fields for Eastern Economic Corridor
Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production and the Kenan Foundation Asia are joining hands to develop a new program for teachers and students in STEM to meet labor demand in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).
The flagship EEC scheme demands not only that new graduates work in targeted industries, but also creates a need for capable teachers who can teach STEM subjects effectively.
Chevron and Kenan have established a hub of education for technical and vocational education and training in four provinces: Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai and Songkhla.
Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of the EEC Office, said labour demand in the corridor will reach 475,000-500,000 workers in the next five years
The EEC is promoted as a special economic zone, attracting new investment flows from 12 targeted industries: cars; smart electronics; affluent, medical and wellness tourism; agriculture and biotechnology ;digital; medical services; defence; and education development.
Mr Kanit said Thailand is suffering from a shortage of high-skilled labour and needs to solve the problem urgently.