All eyes are on Germany’s reformation of Thailand’s vocational education system – using TVET as a foundation to work up the ranks from apprentice to Managing Director.
As it stands, there are 426 colleges in Thailand, with the equivalent number of private colleges. While there’s adequate facilities for locals, the country faces ongoing issues.
Recently, the Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC) invested in an extra 14,000 teachers to fill the ongoing shortage issue – but low salaries do little to retain quality staff and informal training. And there’s a stigma attached to TVET, with Thai families encouraging a bachelor’s degree, instead of building vocational skills. Unfortunately, some students graduate with a standard degree and struggle to find work. Read More