The Offi ce of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC) is the leader in Vocational Education and Training for driving the development of economics and society, increasing competitiveness capacity of the country and region.
Provide and promote vocational education and professional training with the quality and professional excellence.
1. Provide and promote quality and standards vocational education
2. Upgrade vocational education manpower to meet with international quality and standards
3. Expand the vocational education opportunity widely and equally
4. Be a center in vocational education at the skill level, technical level and technological level
5. Strengthen cooperation network and partnership
6. Conduct research, innovation and knowledge mangement for professional development
7. Enhance and develop vocational education teacher and personnel to be excellent
Roles and Responsibilities
1. Provide recommendations for setting policies, developmental plans, standards and curriculum for all levels of vocational education.
2. Proceed and coordinate for the improvement of vocational education and professional standards.
3. Defi ne the criteria and methods of budget allocation and support of necessary resources.
4. Develop teachers and vocational education personnel.
5. Promote and coordinate for the vocational education management between the government and private sectors, including defi ning the criteria and cooperation patterns with other agencies and enterprises.
6. Follow up, evaluate and report the outcome of vocational education management of both the government and private sectors.
7. Set up the system, promote and coordinate for the information network system, utilizing information and communication technology
(ICT) in the process of vocational education and professional training.
8. Perform the secretary tasks of the Vocational Education Commission and as assigned by the Vocational Education Commission.
9. Conduct other duties as having been authorized or defi ned by the law as well as assigned by the minister or cabinet.
The role of the Offi ce of the Vocational Education Commission as a driving force in implementing the policies of the government and Ministry of Education as well as the policy relating to goals and strategies for producing and developing the manpower in vocational education to match the international trends during 2012-2026
1. Increase the number of students in vocational education. The goals are set as follows:
1.1 Maintain the number of students in vocational certifi cate and increase the number of students in diploma in technical education..
1.2 Reduce dropout problems by setting the goal at 5% reduction using these following measures: preventive/ personal supervision, conduct of research and development for solving problems of each college/each program and systematic analysis of the problems of the target groups with high rating dropout in 50 colleges.
1.3 Provide learning and teaching specifi cally to the area and overall levels according to the program requirements.
1.4 Use the quota system to recruit students.
1.5 Reach the target groups both parents and students who have an infl uence in choosing the study in the vocational education system.
2. Promote the opportunity for students to access to the vocational education and professional training.
2.1 Provide the vocational education widely in all areas and career fi elds and expand the target groups.
2.2 Manage the Provincial Vocational Education Institutions into 18 Institutions, plus Bangkok, hence totally 19 institution together with 4 Agricultural Vocational Institutions, one for each region.
2.3 Establish vocational college in the fi rst grade districts (Amphoe).
2.4 Promote an activity of Vocational Education for Peace in the Southern Provinces: vocational training center, dual vocational schools, local vocational learning program and fi nancial support to the disadvantages.
2.5 Produce and develop manpower to match both the labor market needs and the government policy and increase national competitiveness by providing vocational education in special fi elds such as petrochemicals, next generation agriculture, Thai Food to World, renewable energy, logistics/high speed train, jewelry, vehicle, electricity, electronics and tourism/hotel, etc
2.6 Expand vocational education to different target groups such as in basic education schools and other groups of people,namely, the disabled, workforce, the aged, women, etc. Provide short training courses and career expo, community repair center, equivalence testing; promote knowledge transfer as well as experience and skill development, both skill upgrading and re-skills; introduce vocational education in the remand homes, prisons, military camps, and local government centers, etc.
2.7 Encourage the agencies/organizations to promote vocational education which comprise company, local government and private sector from various professionals.
2.8 Provide alternative vocational education, vocational heir, vocational colleges of scientifi c subjects, international vocational education, and equivalence testing including transfer of experiences.
2.9 Increase access points to vocational education through distance vocational learning and R-chewa radio network for educationand professional development (R-radio network).
3. Upgrade the quality of vocational education
3.1 Institution level and class level. Promoting the quality and strengthen the development of vocational education by:
- developing the learning process, for instance, the constructionism, project based learning authentic assessment, skill and
experience increasing in a real place/situation such as Fix It Center and Disaster case.
- developing a supervision system, knowledge management and transfer of experiences from older generation to young
generation teachers (internal supervision) and distance supervision.
- strengthening the internal quality assurance through the quality assessment to be at the best level and preparing for an
assessment at an international level.
- Upgrading the quality of the small education institutions so as to serve the objectives and local requirements, providing
services to the target groups of special needs such as the disabled, the workforce, the aged and women etc.
- Utilizing the ICT for learning and preparing for the development such as using the advanced hardware, promoting the use
of learning materials/media via media/online media contest and the establishment of a pilot-scale college using ICT in
learning and teaching.
- Improving the quality of teachers and creating the professional network through social media and a research network
for quality improvement.
- Providing advanced media/books, workshop materials, and learning equipment suffi ciently
3.2 Learner level. Upgrading the ability of students in order that the graduates possess both the core and functional competencies by using the V-NET; assessment in terms of professional standard and classroom level; strengthening professional skills in future with activities of a professional organization; providing education in ethics, democracy, disciplines, living skills, innovative ability/invention and entrepreneurship; developing the competency based/technology based thinking skills, the concept of green technology and creative economy; solving behavioral problems and time management such as the projects of “vocational gentlemen”, boy scouts, sports and prevention/problems solving of violence.
3.3 Preparing learners for the ASEAN community by increasing the number of the education institutions, English program (EP), Mini English Program (MEP) in all provinces by using curriculum/foreign learning media, promoting training abroad or in foreign companies and domestic companies, upgrading the professional English skills and the languages of trading partners, setting up a sister school in all countries in ASEAN.
4. Increase effi ciency in administration.
4.1 Administration. Applying information technology in administration such as web portal, E-offi ce, databases and in building positive images.
4.2 Budget. Using strategic performance based budgeting (SPBB) and formula funding by allocating budget on the basis of necessity, equality, and policies; decentralizing the procurement and allocating budget for infrastructure and teachers’ wages suffi ciently.
4.3 Personnel administration. Creating the network for teachers/profession association; providing employees and government employees suffi ciently; developing human resource administration system in educational institutions.
4.4 Creating the cooperation in all sectors of both internally and internationally for the development of vocational education management as follows:
- neighboring countries, ASEAN countries.
- organizations/profession associations, the Federation of Thai Industries, Thai Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Labor,
companies which provide a dual system of vocational education, apprenticing, etc.
- International organizations such as VOCTECH, CPSC / SEARCA and UNIVOC, etc.
- Other countries in the world such as China, Israel, Japan, Denmark and German, etc.