Management of Vocation Education..

Management of Vocation Education in the Colleges
Management of Vocational Education in the Colleges
Office of the Vocational Education Commission supervised 416 institutions all over the country for producing and developing professional manpower of the vocational certificate, diploma in technical education and Bachelor’s degree in various fields of technology and operation. There are 9 programs comprising more than 350 subject areas. The Management Centers have been established in 5 regions to promote academic work and develop vocational education in 77 provinces. The management of vocational education colleges at provincial level is linked together. Types of colleges can be found as follows:

Numbers of institutions
1.  113   Technical Colleges                                               8.    10 Technology and Management Colleges
2.  141    Industrial and Community Colleges                        9.    43 Agricultural and Technological Colleges
3.  3        Business Administration and Tourism Colleges         10.   1 Royal Goldsmith College
4.  5        Commercial Colleges                                            11.    3 Industrial and Ship Building Technological Colleges
5.  2        Arts and Crafts Colleges                                       12.    4 Fishery Colleges
6.  52      Polytechnic Colleges                                             13.   19* + 4* Vocational Education Institutions
7.  39      Vocational Colleges
* Nineteen institutions have been established comprising of 161 vocational and technical Colleges from 19 province clusters. There are 10 institutions under Central vocational education institutes 1; 7 under Central vocational education institutes 2; 10 under Central vocational education institutes 3; 9 under Central vocational education institutes 4; 11 under Southern vocational education institutes 1; 7 under Southern vocational education institutes 2; 9 under Southern vocational education institutes 3; 9 under Eastern vocational education institute; 10 under North eastern vocational education institutes 1; 4 under North eastern vocational education institutes 2; 9 under North eastern vocational education institutes 3; 7 under North eastern vocational education institutes 4; 9 under North eastern vocational education institutes 5; 7 under North vocational education institutes 1; 9 under North vocational education institutes 2; 8 under North vocational education institutes 3; 6 under North vocational education institutes 4; and 13 under Bangkok vocational education institutes.
* Four agricultural institutions have been established in each region comprising 41 regional institutions: 4 in the North, 10 in
the Central region, 10 in the Northeast, and 12 in the South.

Types of Courses
1. Industry 6. Fishery
2. Commerce/Business Administration 7. Tourism and Hospitality
3. Arts 8. Textile
4. Home Economics 9. Information and Communication Technology
5. Agriculture

Courses offered for Bachelor’s degree in technology or operation fields.
1. Industry 5. Arts
2. Information and Communication Technology 6. Home Economics
3. Business Administration 7. Agriculture
4. Tourism and Hospitality 8. Fishery

Program of Education
1. Vocational certifi cate - a curriculum provided for those who graduate from an secondary school. This curriculum aims to produceand develop skills of manpower.
2. Diploma Certifi cate - a curriculum provided for those who graduate from vocational certifi cate level or high school. This curriculumaims to produce and develop the professional skills of manpower.
3. Higher Diploma in Technical Education equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree for those who fi nish the diploma in vocational education.This aims to produce professional teacher.
4. Bachelor’s degree in Technology or Operation - a curriculum designed for those who fi nish the diploma in vocational education and continue the study further for 2 years.
5. Career development and special training – a curriculum provided to learners of all education levels. The course take 6-225 hours while the 108 Careers curriculum takes 1-4 hours, open occasionally.