New Manufacturing Technicians – Responding to Industry 4.0. Policy Paper
OVEC, FTI and Chevron announced the results of their in-depth research entitled “New Manufacturing Technicians – Responding to Industry 4.0.” The report revealed that 75% of businesses, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), still use technology below that of Industry 2.5 level. Meanwhile, the shortage of highly skilled technicians also limits competitiveness. To enable expeditious solutions to the urgent problems, the report identified three major recommendations, including the need to enhance STEM education to strengthen Thailand’s industrial sector.