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Lao Government gives the Cross of Development to RATCH for praising “Education for Career Empowerment Project”

Vientiane Lao PDR – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kongsy Sengmany, Deputy Minister of Education and Sports, the representative of Lao government gave the Cross of Development to Mr. Kijja Sripatthangkura, RATCH CEO, to praise “Education for Career Empowerment Project” which is one of the company’s corporate social responsibility projects implemented in Lao PDR as it continues to support the government’s strategy in developing the vocational education.

According to the order of the Prime Minister of Lao PDR in awarding the Cross of Development, Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Limited was praised for its CSR performance and USD588,235-financial support in the educational development, particularly awarding scholarships for upgrading the higher vocational education and the undergraduate programs as well as training courses for Ministry of Education and Sports during 2011 – 2014. In addition, this program helps tighten Thailand – Lao PDR relationship, friendship and cooperation.

Starting in 2011, “Education for Career Empowerment Project” aims to develop vocational education and skill in Lao PDR where is one of RATCH’s important business bases in order to increase labors to meet the business and industry’s needs, especially for growing energy sector; as well as small- and medium- business entrepreneurs in order to drive the overall economy and upgrade life quality.

The company now moves on the phase II (2018 – 2021) of this project by focusing on development of instructor competency and skills of vocational students in electric power, mechanics and welding fields. In addition, the project gives 50 scholarships for instructors to support their higher-level education and training courses on using tools and workshops for upgrading their courses. Scholarships on workshop programs were given to 611 vocational school and undergraduate students of those three fields, broadening their skills for future careers and 6 workshops nationwide were developed to be the training centers for teachers and students for strengthening their work efficiency.

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