Workability Asia Conference 2015 held in Pattaya

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The Workability Asia Conference 2015 has taken place in Pattaya city in the eastern province of Chon Buri.

The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and the network of disability organizations have jointly organized the “Workability Asia Conference 2015” to raise awareness in promoting work and employment opportunities in the society for persons with disabilities.

CHONBURI, 8 July 2015 -The Workability Asia Conference 2015 has taken place in Pattaya city in the eastern province of Chon Buri.

The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and the network of disability organizations have jointly organized the “Workability Asia Conference 2015” to raise awareness in promoting work and employment opportunities in the society for persons with disabilities.

Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security Mr. Vichien Chavalit chaired the opening of the conference under the theme “Together We Can Make the Difference” which focused on improving disabled persons skills and working capabilities in line with the demand of the labor market. The conference also aimed to raise disabled person’s employment rate in the market on national, regional and international levels through an effective management system for human resources and employment of people with disabilities.

The Permanent Secretary revealed that this conference was possible thanks to strong cooperation from all related sectors that share the same goal in empowering persons with disabilities on various levels which is in line with the vision of improving disabled persons in Thailand following the 4th National Commission on the Promotion and Development of Life Quality of Disabled Persons 2012-2016. The move would allow social equality in rights and employment opportunities for the disabled while also working on their skills and ability to gain acceptance in the labor market.

Activities in the conference included a regional academic forum, lectures from professionals in the field of improving disabled persons’ capabilities, research presentations, exhibitions in promotion of disabled person employment and performances, an exhibition featuring Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s contribution to promoting the empowerment of persons with disabilities in Thailand through the “Welcome Disability Campaign or WELL-D” in honor of her 60th birthday anniversary.