วันเสาร์ที่ 30 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2556
The Minister of Education, Mr. Phongthep Thepkanjana, chaired the opening ceremony of the “Festival of Science and Professions towards ASEAN in Central Thailand”. Organized by the Office of Non Formal and Informal Education (ONFIE), this event was held at the Sra Morakot Learning Park at ONFIE's local office in Samut Sakorn.
The Minister of Education said that he had learned that this event was crowd-pleasing and useful for non-formal education management. ONFIE showcased distinctive features of all regions in Thailand for both the unemployed and those who already in employment so that they could use the information to develop their professional skills.
Taking place on 25 to 27 March 2013 in Samut Sakorn, this event aimed to provide professional training to the unemployed and develop the professional skills of those who have jobs. It served as an activity to develop the population in preparation for ASEAN Community in terms of giving people moral support and positive attitudes to their present careers and promoting mutual living in society, especially in the community of Thai, Burmese and Raman people.
Activities included scientific studies from 16 provincial learning centers, displays by 10 professional training and development centers for Thai people along the Thai borders, activities by the 40 local offices of ONFIE in Samut Sakorn and other Networks of Learning Promotion for living together in the community of Thai, Burmese and Raman people. All the activities were prepared with the cooperation of the Network for Continuous Learning in Thai-Burmese borders towards the ASEAN Community and the Network on Informal Learning to create a learning society in Samut Sakorn.
On 26 March 2013 at Suphan Buri Technical College, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of Education, Mrs. Siriporn Kitkuakul, chaired a ceremony to award degree diplomas to graduates in the academic year 2012 Mrs. Siriporn said that education was a valuable and useful acquisition because it enabled people to solve problems and improve society.
Graduation is only one step towards completing a mission, because real education never ends and people have to continue learning at all times in order to have a prosperous future. So, we need to learn continuously for advancing our professional skills and for living happily with others. Education makes people realize the importance of leadership, unity, discipline, honesty and social contribution.
In the academic year 2012, 203 students from Suphan Buri Technical College completed their studies, 131 of whom finished lower vocational education and 72 finished at the higher level.
After the graduation ceremony, Mrs. Siriporn attended a ceremony to open a pavilion of commemoration for His Majesty the King's 84th birthday anniversary at Suphan Buri Technical College. The pavilion houses Phra Buddha Wimok, a Buddha image of the College. Then, she paid homage to Phra Vishnukrom, the God of Craftsmanship highly respected by Thai craftsmen.
Suphan Buri Technical College is now offering courses at lower and higher education levels on electronics, power electricity, construction, industrial mechanics, engine, technical industry and basic technicians. With Mr. Phisit Pattana-anusorn as the director, the College creates students who serve the needs of the labor market and enables them to use their knowledge effectively in their professions.
The Secretary General of the Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC), Dr. Chaipruek Serirak, gave a warm welcome to the Permanent Secretary of Labor and Human Resources, Mr. Pema Wangda, and H.E. Mr. Kesang Wangdi, the Ambassador of Bhutan in Thailand, and other delegates from Bhutan who visited OVEC to follow up the work done by 19 English teaching volunteers from Bhutan. The volunteers came to Thailand on 1 November 2012 and are now teaching students at 16 vocational colleges.
The Bhutan delegates also discussed cooperation between the two countries on vocational education management with Dr. Chaipruek.