Ministry of Labour DiSDA Initiative to Enhance Digital Skills for Civil Servants in the Department of Skill Development and Thai Workforce

Bangkok, March 2024 – To bolster the digital proficiency of civil servants within the Department of Skill Development (DSD), the Ministry of Labour’s Digital Skill Development Academy (DiSDA) a unit under the supervision of DSD has successfully executed a project aimed at fostering and upgrading the quality of the workforce equipped with digital technology skills, marking a significant leap forward in the realm of professional development for civil servants. 

Over 30 civil servants from the Department of Skill Development participated in the program and underwent comprehensive training and certification with the ICDL international digital standards, focusing on the Application Essentials module and the Computer & Online Essentials module. 

The culmination of the efforts resulted in the certification tests where remarkable achievements were witnessed, with several candidates demonstrating exceptional proficiency, and some even achieving perfect scores of 100 marks, validating their adeptness in navigating digital landscapes after the program. 

The significance of this initiative also extends beyond individual digital skill development, whereby digitally proficient civil servants may integrate into the High-Performance and Potential System (HiPPS) Programme developed by the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) to prepare Thai government officers with high performance to become an important part of the government sector. 

As the digital landscape evolves, initiatives similar to DiSDA project serve as a testament to the nation’s proactive stance in equipping its workforce with the relevant in-demand digital skills for success to drive societal progress and economic competitiveness. By empowering the workforce with internationally recognised digital skills certification, we strongly believe this will enhance individual career prospects and position Thailand as a frontrunner in the global digital economy. 

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