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MOL Produces Workforce in Logistics for the International Shipping and Trade Sector

Date: 
Wednesday, 25 September 2019

         On September 25, 2019, at the meeting room on the 7th floor, Thai International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA/ITBS) in Bangkok, Labour Minister M.R. Chatumongol Sonakul chaired the diploma awarding ceremony for trainees under the Logistics Personnel Development Program, to support the transportation and international trade business for 2019. The event had 102 training graduates.

 

 

          Labour Minister M.R. Chatumongol Sonakul spoke after presiding over the diploma awarding ceremony, that the project is a collaboration between the Department of Skill Development and the Thai International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA) to produce super workers in to the transportation and logistics industry, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) in need of manpower in this field. The project aimed to support the growth of the sector in the area, Bangkok and the perimeter, in line with the 20-year national strategy for building competitiveness, development, and capacity of human resources. The initiative is also in line with workforce transformation policies of the Ministry of Labour, which aims to reform the workforce and support changes in technology, innovation, economy, and society in the future. More importantly, it seeks to resolve labour shortages in logistics unemployment. Currently, there are over 170,000 unemployed Bachelor degree graduates and over 5,000 undergraduate workers in transportation and the international trade business.
          The Department of Skill Development’s Director-General Mr. Suchat Pornchaiwiseskul added that this program selected Bachelor's degree graduates who are unemployed or have just graduated, and under the age of 28 to take the preliminary examination on logistics and English language for training. Trainees will then be ready to work for 2019. The program produced 305 people, including 203 people passed the course of international shipping and trade business (training duration of 480 hours), employed in various positions such as customer care staff, management staff, marketing staff, receptionists and warehouse staff, for example. Another 102 people were trained on sea and air transportation courses (training duration of 60 hours). The program focused on the target group of people with experience and working in the transportation and logistics industry to develop them further as a supervisor. The average income of participants was not less than 18,000 Baht per month. For today, 102 people trainees were awarded diplomas.
          "This is another good project that adheres to the civil state approach. The public and private sectors worked together to help build and develop quality workers to support the changes that will occur in the future. It equips trainees with skills that match the needs of employers and business establishments, resolves labour shortages and allows participants to have a career to progress. It also ensures stability in life and for trainees to become an important force in enhancing the competitiveness of the country," said the Department of Skill Development’s Director-General.

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Division of Public Relations/
News & photos by Corporate Communications Division, Department of Skill Development/
25 September 2019