The Pattaya Social Welfare Department hosted a free job-training workshop, offering classes to people interested in learning to silk-screen shirts.
Director Pannee Limchaorien opened the Aug. 30 class for interested Sai Community residents.
Teachers Wasana Changmuang, Ussa Tangthum and Wiroj Phadungket lectured on methods of cloth printing. Topics covered bag printing, block printing, designing fabrics to cover televisions, and techniques in designing on various fabrics.
Pattaya council member Chanansa Sutthithamrongsawat (center) (4th holds up a design by one of the Sai community citizens.
The project was aimed at helping the neighborhood to develop a unique product to market under the Pattaya Brand campaign pushed by Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome.
Warunee Changmuang, chief of Community Development and Social Welfare Support, said the project is one of many done yearly throughout Pattaya to help develop occupational skills. She said past workshops have been well received.
Wiroj Phadungket (left) and Wasana Changmuang (2nd left), experts on fabric printing, demonstrate techniques of coloring.