OVEC hosts innovation fair

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Deputy Education Minister Surachet Chaiyawong and Chonburi Gov. Pakarathorn Thienchai tour the “vocational innovation fair” at Sattahip Technical College.
Deputy Education Minister Surachet Chaiyawong and Chonburi Gov. Pakarathorn Thienchai tour the “vocational innovation fair” at Sattahip Technical College.

The Office of Vocational Education Commission hosted a “vocational innovation fair” to prepare businesses and workers for the launch of the Eastern Economic Corridor.

Deputy Education Minister Surachet Chaiyawong opened the April 9 expo at Sattahip Technical College with Chonburi Gov. Pakarathorn Thienchai.

The Vocational Education Institute has been supporting innovative projects since 1990 and its objective is to drive education so students can be creative and use modern resources to come up with new innovations. It also has established a base for development research and helping improve new projects that will benefit people both here and abroad.

The Vocational Innovations Fair for EEC this year saw projects from 49 different vocational schools in the East, with a total of 117 projects. Present were representatives from 97 companies and more than 2,000 people in total attended.

The Office of Vocational Education Commission intends to have innovations play a big a part in the EEC, with new products, projects and gadgets being created and introduced. This way it can help boost the economy by attracting potential investors and help Thailand drive the government’s “Thailand 4.0” strategy.