Labor Ministry stepping up production of auto sector workers


Bangkok – The Ministry of Labor has initiated efforts to enhance Thai laborers in the automobile industry in line with the government’s 10 industry clusters of the future strategy. 

Minister of Labor Gen Sirichai Distakul has opened a seminar titled “Developing Human Resources for the Auto Super Cluster, Towards a New Engine”. The gathering is being held to collect ideas and views on how to improve an automobile personnel training institution jointly set up by the ministry and private sector to satisfy demand for labor in the auto-manufacturing and auto-parts sectors.

The institution was established after the government observed the rapid growth of the automobile manufacturing industry in Thailand and resolved to have the Kingdom become a center for auto production in ASEAN.

The institution is expected to produce up to 3,000 workers a year in 3 years to work towards the state’s goal of having 3.5 million automobiles produced in Thailand annually by 2020. Up to 200,000 skilled laborers are projected to be needed to fulfill the target.