Huawei and Department of Skill Development Sign MoU to Strengthen Thailand’s Digital Workforce

Information Technology Press Releases Monday October 26, 2020 10:24
Bangkok--26 Oct--Francom Asia

Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co. Ltd., today signed the Digital Technology Workforce Development Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Skill Development (DSD), under the Ministry of Labour, to establish a collaborative platform to enhance digital technology knowledge and skill development in Thailand. Over the next three years, the two parties will create and facilitate learning opportunities and hands-on training that focus on skill development, including reskilling and upskilling, to ensure that Thailand can match the needs of the labour market, reduce unemployment, raise incomes and improve the standard of living.

This MoU comes in response to the need to develop a healthy digital ecosystem and the rising demand for highly skilled workers, particularly with the arrival of new S-curve industries in line with the government’s Thailand 4.0 policy.

Under this three-year agreement, Huawei will share ICT knowledge, offer training courses and on-the-job programs to increase the skills of young and adult workers in cooperation with the DSD. Aiming to supply a well-trained workforce to the labour market and boost the growing digital economy, Huawei and DSD target to train and certify 120 ICT trainers and 3,000 skilled workers through ICT courses that will be co-organized by both parties. After completing and meeting all requirements, participants will receive official certificates for the acquired skills and level of competency.

Chaired by Prof. Dr. Narumon Pinyosinwat, Deputy Labour Minister and graced by Mr. Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Thailand, the signing ceremony was held at the Huawei headquarters in Bangkok between Mr. Thawat Benchatikul, Director - General of Department of Skill Development, and Mr. Brian Liu, Deputy Managing Director of Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

During the same event, graduates of Huawei’s 5G Network Equipment Installation Course in a real-world environment, one of the main pilot projects under this partnership, received their certificates after completing an 18-hour intensive course, held on October 19-21. Targeting to train 300 skilled technicians over the course of three years, the program covered main topics such as 4G and 5G networks, and included on-site training at base stations.

“I would like to thank Huawei for joining the government’s efforts to raise skill levels and to keep up with technology changes to meet the needs of the labour market,” said Prof. Dr. Narumon during her welcome address. “We are determined to boost both the economy and our society in a stable, prosperous and sustainable manner, as we push forward to achieve Thailand 4.0.”

“We believe that a strong and skilled workforce, especially in the ICT sector, is the backbone of Thailand’s successful move towards digitalization.” said Mr. Abel Deng. “Huawei is truly honored to contribute to the country’s socio-economic development during this digital era and to empower Thailand to become a digital hub in the Asia Pacific region.”

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