• Extra skilled workers needed as AEC nears

    Posted on: Ҥ 28th, 2013 by Pixel@110

    The Bangkok Post reports on the requirement for more vocational students in Thailand:

    The Education Ministry wants to increase the number of vocational students by 75,600 next year to provide skilled vocational school graduates to meet labour market demand and infrastructure investment plans.

    Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng announced his policies to develop vocational education to be comparable to international standards and to increase the ratio of vocational to mainstream students to 51:49 by 2015. The ratio of vocational to mainstream students now stands at 36:64.

    The Office of the Vocational Education Commission (Ovec) hopes to increase the vocational component from 36 to 45 in the next academic year. Ovec must encourage 75,600 more Mathayom 3 (Grade 9) graduates to further their studies in vocational institutions and is holding roadshows and open houses on vocational education to persuade lower secondary students to study at vocational institutions. More dual education ventures between Ovec and the private sector are also planned.

    Vocabulary:

    academic: relating to education – เชิงวิชาการ

    academic year: school year – ปีการศึกษา

    announce: to tell people something officially, especially about a decision, plans, etc – ประกาศ, แจ้ง, แจ้งให้ทราบ

    comparable: similar to somebody/something else and able to be compared – ที่สามารถเปรียบเทียบกันได้

    component: a part which combines with other parts to form something bigger – ส่วนประกอบ,ส่วนเสริม

    demand: the need and desire of people to buy goods – อุปสงค์

    develop: to think of or produce a new idea, product, etc. and make it successful; to build new houses, factories, etc. on an area of land, especially land that was not being used effectively before – พัฒนา

    dual: having two parts or aspects – ประกอบด้วยสองส่วน, เป็นคู่

    educational institution: a school –

    encourage: to cause someone to want to do something – กระตุ้น ให้การสนับสนุน

    graduate: to get a degree from a university or college; to complete a course in education, especially at high school – ได้รับปริญญา,สำเร็จการศึกษา

    infrastructure: a set of systems within a place or organisation that affect how well it operates, e.g., the telephone and transport systems in a country or the system of train tracks that a railway uses – สาธารณูปโภค

    institutions: large and important organizations, such as universities or banks – สถาบัน

    international: connected with or involving two or more countries – นานาชาติ, สากล, ระหว่างประเทศ

    investment: the act of investing money in something – การลงทุน

    labour: work, especially hard physical work – งานที่ใช้พละกำลัง

    mainstream: ordinary or normal – ทั่วไป

    ministry: a government department that has a particular area of responsibility – กระทรวง

    persuade: to make someone agree to do something by giving them reasons why they should – โน้มน้าวใจ เกลี้ยกล่อม

    policy: a set of plans or action agreed on by a government, political party, business, or other group – นโยบาย

    private sector: businesses and industries that are not owned or controlled by the government – ภาคเอกชน

    ratio: the relationship between two numbers or amounts, one number over another number, proportion, fraction – อัตราส่วน, สัดส่วน, อัตราเปรียบเทียบ

    secondary school: a school for young people, usually between the ages of 11 and 16 or 18 – ชั้นมัธยมศึกษา

    skilled: having enough ability, experience and knowledge to be able to do something well – มีทักษะ,

    vocational: teaching the skills necessary for particular jobs – การสอนวิชาชีพ

    vocational college: a school that focuses on providing the skills necessary for particular jobs – สถานศึกษาวิชาชีพ วิทยาลัยอาชีวศึกษา

    vocational school: a school that focuses on providing the skills necessary for particular jobs – สถานศึกษาวิชาชีพ โรงเรียนอาชีวศึกษา

    vocational students: students attending a school which provided the skills necessary for particular jobs – นักเรียนอาชีวศึกษา