DSD to urgently improve skilled labor ahead of AEC

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BANGKOK, 17 March 2015 – The Department of Skill Development (DSD) has urged related parties to develop skill development networks across the country following higher demands for skilled workers.

DSD Director General M.L. Boondarik Smithti said it is important for Thai workers to be skillful as Thailand is becoming part of the ASEAN Economic Community.

According to the DSD, skill development programs must be implemented regionally and assessed frequently. The skill development plan should also be developed for 2016-2018.

The DSD will first focus on increasing the capacity of workers in 3 industries which are in need of skilled workers. They include auto, tourism and logistics industries.

M.L. Boondarik added later that every province must lift its human development on par with the AQRF standards for the tourism industry.