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Labour Minister Upskills Thai Youths to Enhance Technological and Machinery Skills in the Skill Competition in China from June 22-27

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            On June 20, 2024, the Labour Minister, Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, advised 9 Thai youths from 9 fields competing in the BRISC 2024 Skills Competition between June 22 and 27, 2024, in Chongqing, China, in a warm-up before the world-class competition, World Skills Lyon 2024. From the Prime Minister’s Secretariat’s Office, performing duties for the Ministry of Labour, Mr. Phuchong Worasri, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Decha Phruekpattanarak, the Department of Skill Development’s Director-General, Ms. Bubpha Rueangsud, and the Ministry of Labour’s executives joined the occasion at the Chatumongkol Room, 6th floor, Ministry of Labour.

            The Labour Minister, Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, said that he was proud of the Thai representatives participating in this competition. Competitions or medals are a reflection of Thailand’s large number of skilled workers and can attract more foreign investors to invest in Thailand. Therefore, he asked that the youths showcase their skills in this arena to prove themselves. For this competition, the Ministry of Labour’s Department of Skill Development is Thailand’s main agency, which is a member of WorldSkills. It is responsible for sending workers to compete in various stages. The world-class competition, WorldSkills Lyon 2024, will take place at the end of September 2024. Therefore, in order to become familiarized with the competition, China has scheduled a special match as a warm-up before the youths go off to the main stadium. It organized the 2nd Belt and Road International Skills Competition (BRISC 2024) at the Chongqing International Expo Center.

            Mr. Phipat continued that the skills competition in China will allow the young participants to evaluate their skill levels with various country competitors. They will also get to try out tools, equipment, and various technologies to take weaknesses found in the competition and improve them in a timely manner. The Labour Minister asked all representatives competing on this occasion to do their best and be an encouragement to everyone. He thanked the business establishments for seeing the importance of developing the skills of the youth and for supporting the Thai youth in their travel to this competition.

            Ms. Bubpha Rueangsud continued that the branches that Thailand sent to compete were 9 out of a total of 18 branches. This consisted of 1. Mr. Supachai Kaewluan in the Automation Technology Branch (new energy). 2. Mr. Sirisak Wansirikul in the Electronics Branch. 3. Mr. Kritthi Subin in the Indoor Electrical System Technology Branch. 4. Mr. Kongphop Jitwong, in the Industrial Robot Operating Systems Branch. 5. Mr. Setthaphong Kanya, Planning for the Information Signaling System Branch. 6. Mr. Pawarit Deepantham, Installation and Debugging of the Internet for Things (IoT). All six people belong to the Eastern Technological College (E.Tech) 7. Ms. Supich Ya Maprom, Floral Arrangement Department, Dusit Thani Colleg. 8. Mr. Chonthit Kaewdaeng, Logistics and Freight Forwarding Department, belonging to the International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA), and 9. Mr. Chaicharoenphon Sinsamut, Department of Railway Control Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan. In the past, Thai youths have been able to perform well in the competition, winning medals for Thai people. Therefore, they invited Thai people to encourage and support the Thai youths who will represent the country in this competition. You can follow the news on Facebook: Department of Skill Development and WorldSkills Thailand.



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