Dr.Chaiyapruk Serirak, the Secretary General of the Office of Vocational Education (OVEC), led the press to visit a project for vocational and technical development for Burmese refugees in Thailand. This project is a cooperation between OVEC and non-profit organizations: ADRA Thailand and ACTED. The purpose is to provide vocational training for the refugees in the sheltering center to give them opportunities for a better quality of life and to provide them with knowledge and skills that they can use to earn their living when they are able to go back to their home country or settle down in a third country. The training was conducted in a college and at the temporary shelter center in Baan Mae Surin in Khunyuam District of Mae Hongsorn Province. The trainers are vocational teachers from Nawamin Rachinee Vocational College and Vocational College of Mae Sariang; both are in Mae Hongsorn Province. The subjects offered in the trainingcourses are those demanded by the Burmese labor market. These are building construction, motorcycle repair, interior decoration, electrical mechanics, hotel management, office management, retail businesses, beauty salon management, garment manufacture, and home economics. Each subject consists of 150 hours of training. Interpreters from non-profit organizations volunteered to facilitate the communication between trainers and refugees who mostly speak Burmese or Karen.