Support for vocational training in the electrical sector in Thailand

The Rexel Foundation joins forces with the Thai Ministry of Labor's Department of Skill Development to train 300 electricians


Thailand is facing a dearth of key skills in the electrical and automation fields that are preventing it from satisfying industry’s demand for qualified workers.

To meet this challenge, the Rexel Foundation is taking part in a program to develop vocational training in the electrical sector, in partnership with Schneider Electric and the Thai Ministry of Labor’s Department of Skill Development (DSD).


This 5-year project entails the design and implementation of training programs and informational kits for electrical and automation training, as well as the preparation of teachers in order to enable the institutes involved to continue to provide training after the project’s end. The Rexel Foundation is contributing via DSD funding and the involvement of Rexel Quality Trading (RQT), Rexel’s local subsidiary. Seven people from RQT will thus take part in the creation of a training module devoted to industrial electrical automation ("motor and starter").


  • Train 300 young Thai people per year in the electrical and automation trades, particularly in energy efficiency
  • Meet the Thai electrical industry’s need for skilled workers
  • Give the professional training institutes benefitting from these programs the means to continue them autonomously

Launching ceremony for the partnership between the Rexel Foundation, the Schneider Electric Foundation and the Department of Skill Development of the Thai Ministry of Labor's Depatment of Skill Development with (from left to right on the picture) : Buppha Suwanwarangkun, Director of the Department of Skill Development's Strategy and Skill Development Network Division,  Kreeta Sopchoak, General Director of the Department of Skill Development,  Preecha Terawatsakul, Managing Director of Rexel Quality Trading and Romaric Ernst, Director of Business Development et Strategy of Schneider Electric in Thailand.

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