In May 2010, Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (SEST) began to work on Dual Vocational Training (DVT), a program endorsed by the government of Thailand, in cooperation with its neighboring Bangpakong Vocational College. Under the DVT, private companies with the latest equipment play a major role in helping young people in Thailand obtain high-level technologies and skills through on-the-job training (OJT) as part of their school education. Engaged in the program are 421 vocational schools throughout the country and even more private companies.
Recently, SEST was selected from among many participating companies as one of the 63 companies that have made a considerable contribution to this program and commended by the Minister of Education in Thailand.
Mainly for financially disadvantaged students who go to Bangpakong Vocational College, SEST provides a two-week DVT program every month, in which students can receive skills training, English education and a lecture on the Sumitomo Spirit. Moreover, SEST annually invites students’ families and the vocational college’s professors to help them understand more about the company and explain to them the contents of our training. We are proud that on such an occasion, many of the families and school instructors gave the company words of appreciation.