Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister presided over the seminar on “Manpower Development in Science and Technology for Sustainable Nation” at Miracle Grand Convention Hotel on 29 June 2017, organized by NRSA Committee on Education Reform which is chaired by Mr. Wiwat Salyakamthorn. This seminar was organized with the intension of building the mutual understanding and promoting awareness on the importance of manpower development in science and technology. The Deputy Prime Minister said that manpower development, particularly in science and technology is the key to achieve Thailand 4.0 and to prepare for the higher competition in ASEAN and the world.
The panelists of the seminar consist of ;
– Mr. Pailin Chuchottaworn, President of Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC) and Chairman of the board of governors, Kamnoetvidya Science Academy (KVIS)
– Mr. Chen Namchaisiri, Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI)
– Associate Professor Dr. Komsan Maleesee, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and President of the Council of Engineering Deans of Thailand
– Director of Competitiveness Development Office (CDO), Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), along with representatives from the Office of the Higher Education Commission and private company.
Mr. Prayoon Shiowattana, member of NRSA Committee on Education Reform and the Chairman of the working group has concluded in the closing that the development of manpower in science and technology is crucial for sustainable development of the country and we need the cooperation among state agencies, private sector to push forward the idea and make it concrete. Another key success factor is to encourage youths to study more in science and mathematics in order to get ready for Thailand 4.0