Overview

Working with significant private sector involvement, this component will establish a platform for linking technical vocational education and training (TVET) in schools directly to industries, in order to upgrade workforce skills. This component will impact vocational students (10th-12th grade) and higher vocational students (13th-14th grade), as well as recent high school graduates and those already in the workforce with limited formal education. In addition to enhancing existing curriculums, the TVET component will provide internships, mentorships, and job opportunities for participants.

Technical Vocational Education

The Technical Vocational Education sub-component will focus on establishing regional TVET Hubs in key industrial areas, in particular Thailand’s automotive and energy industries, which will impact a total of 1,800 teachers and 138,000 students. These TVET Hubs will build the capacities of local TVET institutions and teaching professionals, establish a private sector engagement platform, adopt international models, enhance existing curriculums, and directly link institutions and students with employers. Key Technical Vocational Education activities include: Building the capacity of vocational (10th-12th grade) and higher vocational (13th-14th grade) teachers and administrators; Developing interactive and practical training approaches and curricula; Meeting international best practices and standards; Leveraging the on-going efforts and resources of the public and private sectors; and Developing public-private initiatives to meet market demand and provide access to jobs.

Technical Education

Seeking to provide practical technical education to Thai vocational students (10th-12th grade) , the Technical Education sub-component will implement specialized scientific and engineering technical education in several larger schools across Thailand. As part of this, cutting-edge international scientific and engineering curriculums will be localized for Thai students, and professional development will be provided for school teachers and administrators. Key Technical Education activities include: Building the capacity of 10th-12th grade teachers and administrators; Developing interactive and practical training approaches and curricula; Meeting international best practices and standards; Leveraging on-going efforts and resources of the public and private sectors; and Developing public-private initiatives to meet market demand.

Technical Training

The Technical Training sub-component will focus on building the capacity of recent graduates and those already in the workforce with limited formal education by providing short- and long-term certification courses. These non-formal education courses will embed private sector knowledge and curriculums into trainings, ensuring that they are effectively enhancing participants’ practical skills. This sub-component will also provide professional development for non-formal educators and administrators. Key Technical Training activities include: Building the capacity of non-formal teachers and administrators; Developing interactive and practical training approaches and curricula; Leveraging on-going efforts and resources of the public and private sectors; Developing public-private initiatives to meet market demand and provide access to jobs; Embedding evidenced-based practices; and Building the capacity of relevant government agencies responsible for technical vocational education of the adult workforce.
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