The Ministry of Labour moved forward with the STEM Workforce towards Thailand 4.0 project to promote the strengths of SMEs in the business sector, with hope for a sustainable Thai economy. Government House before joining the Cabinet meeting,Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha observed public relations activities for the Ministry of Labour’s STEM Workforce towards Thailand 4.0 project. Labour Minister, H.E. Police General Adul Sangsingkeo and Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Jarin Chakkaphark led the ministry’s officials and representatives of SME OTOP business operators and communities to showcase products and summarize objectives and results. The Prime Minister asked about the history of each product group and benefits from participating in the project and emphasized to continue the project to help SMEs.
Pol.Gen. Adul reported the Ministry of Labour’s implementation of the STEM Workforce towards Thailand 4.0 project for 2019, with the objective of improving the workforce’s capacity and productivity, by finding causes and work limitations before applying knowledge in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) to promote work. The project has operated for 6 years from 2013 to 2018, and developed over 85,482 workers in 1,103 companies, helping to save 5,450,700,000 million Baht in losses in the production process. In 2019, there was an expansion of government services providing advice to 228 SMEs businesses and OTOP groups, developing 15,000 workers to become super workers. The target group will consist of SMEs/OTOP /community enterprises with no more than 200 employees or members.
The Labour Minister said that those who participate in the program would benefit from in-depth consultations with expert advisors to add labour productivity and reduce losses in the production process. He said the ministry was ready to work together with company employees to resolve obstacles in various operations, along with creating a curriculum and providing training in line with business needs, which would drive the Thailand 4.0 policy and enhance the country’s competitiveness following the 20-year national strategic plan. Companies interested can apply to join the project at all Skill Development Offices and Institutes in the 76 provinces and Bangkok.
Source: Ministry of Labour