– Microsoft (Thailand) Limited was selected as an Outstanding Establishment in Skill Development Promotion by the Ministry of Labor. The award, which recognizes Microsoft’s dedication to support the development of ICT skills through activities with the Department of Skill Development throughout 2013, was presented to the company by Mr. Jirasuk Sugandhajati, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labor, as part of the “World Skills Thailand 2014” event, which was recently held at IMPACT Challenger Hall 2, Muang Thong Thani.
The award was conceived to honor noteworthy achievements in human resources and skills development among enterprises. In the presentation ceremony, Microsoft was honored by the presence of Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul, Director and Secretary-General of Chaipattana Foundation, and Mr. Nakorn Silpa-archa, Director-General of the Department of Skill Development.
Desarack Teso, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of Microsoft (Thailand), said, “Microsoft has worked with the Department of Skill Development to support ICT skills development for the Thai workforce through Building Employability through Technology and Entrepreneurship Resources (BETTER) and Embedded Building Employability through Technology and Entrepreneurship Resources (E BETTER) projects throughout the past 4 years.”
“The ‘BETTER’ and ‘E BETTER’ projects are parts of the Microsoft mission to provide new opportunities for Thai workers by developing their capabilities through IT and business skills. Both initiatives reflect our ‘We Make 70 Million Lives Better’ vision and serve as preparation for the advent of the ASEAN Economic Community,” he explained.
“Human resources development is a matter of top priority for Thailand,” added Mr. Nakorn Silpa-archa, Director-General of the Department of Skill Development. “The importance of IT skills in particular has grown significantly, and this award shines the spotlight on the strong public-private partnerships that contribute to Thailand’s progress.”
Those interested in the two programs can contact the regional office of the Department of Skill Development or Provincial Skill Development Center for enrollment opportunities. For further information or access to the online course, please visit http://www.thebetter-project.com
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