Transformative Collaboration to Enhance Digital Competency in Thailand


In a landmark collaboration, the Employers’ Confederation of Thailand (ECOT) and ICDL Thailand joined forces to elevate the digital competencies of employers and employees across the nation. The partnership was formalized through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Sukanan Charoen Villa Building on October 9, 2023, symbolizing a crucial stride towards equipping Thai businesses and the workforce with essential digital skills required to thrive in the digital age.

The MoU, signed by Mr. Ekasit Kunanantakul, President of ECOT, and Dr. Hugh O’Connell, Managing Director of ICDL Thailand, outlines collaborative efforts aimed at achieving sustainable growth in digital standards in Thailand. The signing ceremony witnessed the presence of influential figures, including Ms. Jullada Meejul (Acting Director General of TPQI), Mr. Supree Thongpetch (President of the Thai Small and Medium Enterprises Council), Ms. Kritkanya Karnchirathan (Executive Director, ICDL Thailand), Air Vice Marshal Professor Dr. Prasong Praneetpolgrang (Advisor to the Engineering Institute of Thailand), Ms. Siriwan Romchatthong (ECOT Secretary General), and Dr. Puchiss Sricharoen (Senior Vice President, Thai Small and Medium Enterprises Council).

In his opening speech, Mr. Ekasit underscored ECOT’s commitment to leveraging the partnership to disseminate its vision nationwide. He emphasized the importance of synergizing potential and resources for the continuous development of organizations and the workforce, aligning with Thailand 4.0 and the 20-year national strategy for digital development.

The collaboration between ECOT and ICDL is poised to make a lasting impact on Thailand’s economic and social development. By imparting individuals and organizations with digital-ready skills, the initiative aligns with the evolving demands of an increasingly digitized world. This strategic partnership sets the stage for a digitally empowered workforce and business landscape, contributing significantly to Thailand’s vision of becoming a leader in digital literacy and technological advancement.

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