Industries having their workers undergo skill tests ahead of AEC


BANGKOK, 12 February 2015 -The Department of Skill Development (DSD) and the Federation of the Thai Industries (FTI) have co-organized skill examinations across 11 industries in Thailand ahead of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

DSD Director General M.L. Puntrik Smiti said the proficiency tests are being held for workers in 44 occupations across 11 sectors, including the electronics and auto industries.

Employees are able to apply for exam levels 1 and 2 until March 30th. They will be held in 9 provinces including Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakarn, Samut Songkhram, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Suphanburi, Lopburi and Chonburi.

More than 30 companies have expressed their interests in having their employees take the proficiency tests. Workers that qualify for these skill levels would benefit from higher incomes.