Transferable Skills in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Vocational Teacher Education (VTE): A Case Study of Thailand

  • Nonthalee ProntadavitEmail author
  • Sirilak Hanvatananukul
Part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (TVET, volume 24)


The study aims to investigate the policies pertaining to transferable skills in TVET and curriculum for VTE in Thailand. Secondary data collection method was employed by which the existing acts and policies on education, the relevant agencies and reports on transferrable skills were reviewed. Further, the Thailand’s Vocational Education Commissions’ curricula also analysed using content analysis method. The findings of the study revealed that, even though notable initiatives and reforms taken at the policy level, still improvements are essential at implementation level. The findings are discussed with possible recommendations to take required measures at government, institutional and instructor levels.


Professional Ethic Entry Level Transferable Skill External Quality Assurance Qualification Framework 
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We are deeply grateful to Professor Dr. Matthias Pilz, Director of German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training, University of Cologne and Dr. Susanne Berger for their significant and continuous advice and their patient in proofreading which led to the project’s success. Furthermore, we also sincerely thank The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for partial funding and the reviewers who have made fruitful comments for this paper.

We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi for giving the best opportunity for us and to support funding for presentation this paper at Youth in Transition: VET in time Economic Crisis 2nd International G.R.E.A.T. Conference University of Cologne 22–24 September 2014.

Special thank for Assistant Professor Dr. Somporn Jenkunawat, Faculty of Agricultural, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi for her helpful suggestions and corrections on writing and the authors of information resources using in this paper. In addition, we would like to thank those whose names are not mentioned here but have greatly inspired and encouraged which help us in completion and success of this project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rajamangala University of Technology ThanyaburiThanyaburiThailand
  2. 2.United Stated of America International Development (USAID)Regional Development Mission for AsiaBangkokThailand

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