The Deputy Labour Minister responded to government policy emphasizing the workforce to work from home and recommended online training with the Department of Skill Development, using the crisis as an opportunity for development to support the new normal and reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19.
On April 16, 2021, Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat reported that from the rapid spread of the new wave of Covid-19 infections, the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, is concerned and has assigned the relevant departments to urgently set measures to limit the spread of the pandemic, to which, the CCSA has organized a big meeting today. Past solutions to resolving the Covid-19 pandemic have included inviting Thais to stay at home, refrain from traveling, and joining group gatherings. On the part of government agencies and the private sector, work from home requirements for staff and employees is another measure to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Prof. Narumol said that the Ministry of Labour’s Department of Skill Development has continued to carry out training and has taken strict preventive measures in screening, ensuring mask-wearing at all times, and using alcohol to wash hands often. The training has also limited the number of participants to 20 people. In addition, it also has organized online training programs in the format of VDO training during the time that workers are working from home. The initiative allows participants to self-study for up to 16 courses. Details can be viewed at www.dsd.go.th, navigate to the “Online Training” menu. Courses have been added, sponsored by Microsoft (Thailand) Co., Ltd. from the Microsoft Office group. Existing courses include mechanical training, foreign languages in Japanese, Korean, and English, and self-employment courses such as cooking, baking, and arts. For more information, call the Ministry of Labour’s 1506 hotline, press 4.
“If everyone helps each other and takes actions following the various government measures, it is believed that it can Covid-19 virus spread can be stopped,” concluded the Deputy Labour Minister.
Division of Public Relations
16 April 2020