MOL Launches DISDA to Enhance Digital Workforce

General News Monday February 22, 2021 13:15 —PRESS RELEASE LOCAL

MOL Launches DISDA to Enhance Digital Workforce

The Ministry of Labour organized an event entitled "Building Thailand Digital Workforce" to launch the Digital Skill Development Academy (DISDA), a newly established unit that will oversee digital skill development for workforce; and a new DSD application. During the event, DISDA, in collaboration with Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., kicked off the first seminar entitled "Enhance Business and Industry with Digital Technology Skill Development," to share knowledge with over 100 entrepreneurs on the latest IT technologies and exchange visions on the demand for digital workforce development.

This event comes in response to the serious need to develop more and more skilled workers, especially as investors from S-curve industries arrive in the country, in line with the government's Industry 4.0 policy.  The Ministry of Labour is introducing a series of initiatives to ensure the country's ability to supply the needs of the labour market in the near future. Its key objective is to bring down the unemployment rate and raise the standard of living through sustainable development. 

Prof. Dr. Narumon took the opportunity to announce the imminent launch of the Digital Skill Development Academy (DISDA), a learning institution that will provide digital skills training programs and courses for young Thais who would like to enter the digital workplace. "The Ministry joins hands with the private sector to help create a healthy digital labour ecosystem through on the job training to drive the country's Digital Thailand policy. With the increasing demand from S-curve industries, the Ministry is ready to support the National Strategy, prioritizing digital labour development to prepare Thailand for a fully digital society."  

These young professionals will learn from top industry experts who will share their experience and expertise to prepare them to be part of the digital economy. Practical skills workshops, specialized training courses and leadership seminars will be integrated into the curriculum to encourage young minds to generate new ideas and launch digital projects.  Leveraging on the latest digital thinking skills, DISDA courses will also promote teamwork and collaborative work ethics that are essential for real-life work scenarios. 

In addition, Prof. Dr. Narumon also announced the launch of the Department of Skill Development's new DSD app, that offers all services of the department under one platform. Key features include training courses, labour skill standards, download of e-certificate or diploma, certifications, Skill Development Promotion Act, a newsroom, contacts, FAQs, etc. The application is now available for download on app stores and will soon be available on Huawei Mobile Service's App Gallery.

Prof. Dr. Narumon spoke of the digital transformation that the country is undergoing, and the need for a workforce that can deliver the competencies for a healthy digital ecosystem.  "We would like to fuel the tech world with a workforce that is creative, innovative and inspired.  Partnering with industry movers such as Huawei will ensure that we are producing industry-ready talent through programs aligned with the needs of the industry," she explained. "Our strategy is to support digital workforce development, whether it is through centers of learning such as DISDA, or seminars for targeted audience groups.  Through skills development, we would like to improve the employability of young people to ensure Thailand's readiness for the digital economy."

This was followed by a seminar entitled, "Enhance Business and Industry with Digital Technology Skill Development," organized exclusively for technical professionals from the Federation of Thai Industries and the Thai Chamber of Commerce. For this seminar, experts from Huawei Thailand familiarized the participants with the latest technologies, trends and products in the ICT world. Ms Varaporn Pangboonyanon, AP Learning Service Department Deputy Director, explained how 5G will have an enormous impact on Industry 4.0 and play a role in the country's development. Mr Prayuth Tungsangob, Huawei Enterprise Chief Technology Officer, Network Solution Sales Department, talked about Enterprise Solutions for Industrial Transformation and explained how advanced connectivity can change the digital landscape. Mr Chawansit Rongthong, Senior Solution Architect from Huawei Cloud, shared his thoughts on how Huawei's Cloud solutions can help businesses and industries accelerate modernization. 

Photo Caption: Gracing the occasion were Prof Dr. Narumon Pinyosinwat (center), Deputy Labour Minister, ML Puntarik Smiti (5th right), Advisor to the Deputy Minister, Mr. Pairoj Chotikasatien (4th left), Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr Thawat Benchatikul (5th left), Director-General of Department of Skill Development, Mr. Chakrit Decha (3rd left), Ms. Jiraporn Punyarit (2nd left), Ms. Darunee Nithitaweekul (left), Deputy Director-General of the Department of Skill Development, Mr. Prateep Songlumyong (right), Inspector-General of Ministry of Labour, Mr. Thavorn Chalassathien (3rd right), Vice Chairman of The Federation of Thai Industries and Mr. Edison Cheng (4th right), Director of Public Affair and Communication - Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., who came to the Ministry of Labor to show their solid support for the projects.

 

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