Chevron Enjoy Science Joins Forces with Department of Skill Development to Establish TVET Automotive Hub to Support Eastern Economic Corridor
One of the keys to national development is a skilled workforce, especially in light of the rapid advances in manufacturing technology and the government’s policy of promoting the automotive and auto parts industry as one of ten industries that will drive the nation’s future economy (the New S-Curve). There is the aim to transform the automotive industry into an electric vehicle industry, with technology and innovation at its heart, in order to increase Thailand’s competitiveness and maintain the nation’s position as an automotive manufacturing and export leader. Development of the skills and knowledge of workers and vocational students to match advances in technologies and industries is an urgent matter.
For this reason, the Chevron Enjoy Science Project seeks to boost the nation’s competitiveness by promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM, education, as well as developing the skills of vocational students and workers to meet the needs of the industrial sector. The project is thus collaborating with the Department of Skill Development to set up a ‘TVET Automotive Hub’ at the Chon Buri Institute for Skill Development Region 3 to train workers to become ‘4.0 Technicians.’ The eastern region was selected due to its status as an automotive and auto parts manufacturing center, and the institute will play a key role in elevating Thailand’s industrial sector, reducing gaps in workforce skills, and supporting the goal of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Project.