depa joins hands with FTI and educational networks to nurture Digital Workforce, promptly promoting employment to satiate demands in industrial sector

August 2022, Bangkokdepa in cooperation with the Federation of Thai Industries, and along with top education networks, hosted a seminar under the title “Technology, Skills, and the New Trend of Work: Cutting edge digital skills for swift employment after graduation”. The seminar conceptually laid down guidelines on human resource development for the digital age, as well as, on the employment of undergraduates and new graduates to supply demands for digitally literate workforces within the national digital industry sector. Hopes are that this will increase the nation’s competitive edge and augment the Thai business sector.


The Digital Economy Promotion Agency, or depa, in cooperation with the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), and with partners in the educational sector consisting of the Asian Institute of Technology, Dhurakij Pundit University, Kasetsart University, and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang hosted, “Technology, Skills, and the New Trend of Work: Cutting edge digital skills for swift employment after graduation”


Asst. Prof. Dr. Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, President and CEO of the Digital Economy Promotion Agency or depa stated during the panel discussion on the topic of the advancement of technology and the industrial sector’s demand trends for personnel in the labor market, that in the present, the country’s digital industry is in short supply of knowledgeable and skillful personnel. Thus, depa, along with partners in the education network, are expediting the creation of a workforce that is digitally competent. Which includes new graduates whose graduation has not yet been over 2 years, from both information and communication technology (IT), and general (Non-IT) fields of study, that desire to work in the digital technology-related field. Prompting them through the promotion of relevant skills suited to the needs of operators in the industrial sector which are compatible with international professional standards before entering them into the system. The process within this public and private sector partnership program, promotes new skills for students that are entering the job market by promoting key skills in fields such as AI, IoT, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, and Digital Marketing, totaling to over 1,000 persons.


depa is not merely cooperating with education networks, It is also a bridge that connects with private IT companies like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, SCB Academy, Salesforce, Thai IoT Association, and top business groups to design courses in upgrading the participant’s skills in order to meet the needs of the industry before providing certification for entering relevant careers. And after having their skill sets upgraded, project participants will meet business owners who are in demand of personnel with the relevant skills through Job Fair activities, which will lead to real employment into the economy. Furthermore, depa has a project which promotes employment of students that are at a job seeking age by salary subsidies of no more than 50% to the private sector that hires workers in the IT, and Non-IT fields, totaling 120 positions. In order to be an important driving force in upgrading the nation’s digital industry, increase competitiveness, and further strengthening the Thai economy,” said the CEO of depa.


Mr. Paitoon Sirichatchaikul, Vice Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries said that according to a 2019 survey of data on the readiness and demand of digital technology personnel in the industrial sector from a sample of 201 organizations. While most business operators had about 1-5 IT personnel in their organizations, 64% stated their organizations don’t have enough IT personnel. With the majority sourcing of personnel chose outsource services, up to 38%. The top five positions in demand were IT Management, Programmer, System and Network Administrator (Network Admin Jobs), Development and maintenance of CRM / ERP systems and website manager, respectively.


The Federation of Thai Industries under the Institute of Technology and Communications for Industry (ICTI), and depa see an opportunity for wisdom in this issue. Therefore, has jointly operated a project to promote employment of job-seeking students in the field of Non-IT who desire transition into working in the digital technology relevant fields. To drive the employment of students and new graduates who graduated for not more than 2 years, the institute will subsidize the salary to no more than 50%, and up to 6,500 baht per month for a period of 1 year to employers who are interested in hiring 100 of the aforementioned groups of students. The employment promotion program for job-seeking students is now open for applicants who are interested in joining the program from today – 15 September. Learn more at,” said the Vice President of the Federation of Thai Industries.