On March 12-16, 2012, Office of Labour Affairs in Malaysia and Ministry of Labour’s Department of Employment jointly held skill training and national skill standard test for Thai cook at the Royal Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and a Thai restaurant in the Malaysia capital.
The program was presided over by Ms. Pataraporn Samantarath, Minister Counsellor (Labour), and attended by 30 Thai cooks. Of these, 19 undertook national skill standard test for Thai cook level 1, and 12 for level 2.
Apart from practical skill testing, a lecture on “Guide to Thai Cooking, Relevant Knowledge about Skill Standard Testing”, and cooking demonstrations — featuring dishes such as Padthai with Shrimp, Sea Bass Choo-Chee, Tomyum Goong, and Mun Tom Namtan were held for participants.
The program ended successfully. Participants were very enthusiastic and eager to learn from Assistant Professor Srimongkol Kongpan, a guess lecture for the lecture. They also showed their determination and earnest when they undertook the test.
The closing ceremony was presided over by Mr. Thana Duangratana, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Malaysia. Participants, who passed the test, also took an opportunity to take a photo with the ambassador, guess speaker, and national skill standard committees. The program is expected to help improve skills of Thai cooks. As a result, a labour market for Thai cook should be expanded.