Education Ministry targets short-term occupational courses

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Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Wiliwan conducted the seminar on vocational training.
Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Wiliwan conducted the seminar on vocational training.

The Education Ministry directed vocational schools to create short-term programs to quickly train workers for industries targeted by the government’s Eastern Economic Corridor project.

Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Wilawan told educators meeting at the First Pacific Hotel and Convention Center Aug. 5 that schools should create occupational skills development curriculums lasting three to six months and one year.

All the courses should target industries being developed under the EEC, including logistics, tourism, high-tech manufacturing and biochemistry.

The government aims to grow the industries to create 100,000 new jobs a year.