Pattaya Technical College signed agreements with 30 companies to produce better employees in the Eastern Economic Corridor.
Suthep Chityawong, secretary for the Vocational Education Institute, chaired the July 4 ceremony with top Pattaya and school officials July 4.
Companies, including factories in Chonburi and Rayong industrial estates as well as Pattaya-area hotels, agreed to work more closely with the technical college and take on more interns to improve their vocational training.
The government’s plan to turn Chonburi, Rayong and Chachoengsao into Thailand’s industrial and logistics hub hinges upon improvement in the country’s woeful education system.
Specifically, the government has ordered vocational colleges to improve their training to produce more graduates capable of working in high-tech industries and tourism-related businesses.