Academia, industry partner to end labour market mismatch

Four heads of higher education bodies and the Federation of Thai Industries have joined forces to solve the problem of a mismatch of supply and demand of labour force and skills in Thailand, writes Dumrongkiat Mala for the Bangkok Post.

The Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT), the Council of Rajabhat University Presidents of Thailand, the Council of Rajamangala University Presidents of Thailand and the Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand set up a special committee last Tuesday to tackle the problem. CUPT President Suchatvee Suwansawat said the committee wants greater collaboration between universities and industry in four areas.

Under that, universities will ask the industrial sector to help update their curricula, and co-develop and design new courses needed by industries. Secondly, industries will send experts to teach and train students and set up labs in universities.
Full report on the Bangkok Post site