The Department of Skills Development (DSD) announced removal of the previous age requirement for final year students of vocational certificate courses to attend the skills standards test, and get themselves accredited to secure higher wages.
The DSD Director-General Teerapon Khunmueang announced this elimination today. Whereas, previous requirements stated that a student must be at least 18 years of age, to appear for the skills standards test. This prevented many final year students from attending the test and seeking accreditation.
The new arrangements announced now require that the test takers have specific qualifications as suited and appropriate to appear for each skill test, and should be studying in the last year of their vocational courses.
The DSD chief believes this amendment will provide better employment opportunities for vocational students, and produce workers with suitable skills sets to employers, Thai Visa News reports.
So far 3,424 students have taken the exams in 2017, with the most popular category being indoor electrician, followed by automobile mechanic, computer technician, welder, satellite and microwave communications technician, word processor, and mixologist.
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