Developing the electrical industry workforce in Thailand

ABB and Department of Skill Development (DSD) partner to prepare a future-ready workforce

ABB signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Skill Development (DSD), part of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Thailand, to scale up skill development initiatives for the country’s electrical sector. The initiative will focus on upgrading electrical skills of the existing and potential workforce to meet the national qualification standards so that they can keep up with industry demands and rapidly evolving technologies that are transforming Thailand’s economy to “Thailand 4.0”.


The signing of the MoU, valid for a period of 3 years from mid-September, signifies a close working relationship that ABB has fostered with DSD. The memorandum also establishes a platform for learning and training, enabling workforce from the electrical sector to work with ABB’s electrical equipment that will be used during the training and workshops.

“It is important for building electricians to possess the knowledge and skills to perform their jobs meeting all standards as the type of work involved can pose a significant hazard to lives and other assets,” said Sirichote Singsa, Robotics and Motion Division.  “To address this requirement, ABB is collaborating with the Department of Skill Development to develop technical training for building electricians, as well as to support low voltage protection components such as miniature circuit breakers and enclosures to help develop the skill sets of electricians”.

Thailand is focusing on human resource development to create decent jobs for the workforce that have high productivity in order to contribute to a robust, sustainable national economy.

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