On June 10, 2021, Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat reported that the Ministry of Labour’s Department of Skill Development (DSD) had issued an announcement by the Skill Development Promotion Committee on the criteria, methods, and conditions for approving the curriculum to help organizations provide E-training. Organizations will be able to submit course certification in response to government policy to improve laws and regulations to support the development of a digital government.
Prof. Narumon said that she acknowledged the announcement by the Skill Development Promotion Committee about the criteria, methods, and conditions for approving E-Training courses to assist organizations that are within the boundaries to comply with Skill Development Promotion Act, B.E. 2545 and Amendment No. 2 B.E. 2557, which has been affected by the Covid-19 situation. The pandemic has resulted in the inability to provide classroom training. Therefore, the rules have been updated to be in line with the current situation. Originally, it was required that business establishments conduct training in the classroom only. Thus, certifications on courses were revised, so that online training courses can be certified as well, under the conditions set by the Skill Development Promotion Committee. For example, the training must not exceed 30 people, must be a lecture by means of remote training via electronic media (E-Training) where the speakers and participants can interact.
The Deputy Labour Minister further said that the amendment to the regulation is an implementation that follows government policies. The government, under the leadership of Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, has instructed all agencies to consider improving the laws and regulations to support the development of a digital government, where digital technology will be involved in all aspects of work. The Ministry of Labour’s Department of Skill Development is the main unit for skill development; thus, it needs to develop and improve the service system, the rules, and regulations that may result in more flexibility.
In addition to improving the certification of E-Training courses, the training course can also be certified through the E-Service system, without the establishment’s staff having to travel. It saves time and money. Staff can also check or track the status of consideration on their mobile devices through the “DSD application,” which is a development of the service system to facilitate organizations and the general public who want to inquire or follow the DSD’s information at more convenience.
“I believe that the system development to serve the people will continue to develop. Agencies under the Ministry of Labour have various communication channels that can facilitate the people, such as applying for training through the www.dsd.go.th website, through the DSD application, or applying for a job via the https://smartjob.doe.go.th/ website. However, you can still ask for more information at the Ministry of Labour’s 1506 hotline, press four or the Corporate Communications Division, Department of Skill Development at 022454035,” concluded the Deputy Labour Minister.
Division of Public Relations
10 June 2021