Thai workers urged to take a skills assessment test for Japanese industrial work opportunities

Thai workers urged to take a skills assessment test for Japanese industrial work opportunities

Director-General, Department of Employment, Suchat Pornchaiwiseskul, has announced new job opportunities for skilled Thai industrial workers in Japan. The jobs are available to applicants, who have completed a skills assessment test, available in three fields of expertise, including 1. Mechanical parts production 2. Industrial machine and tools production and 3. Electronics and IT production.

Mr. Suchat said: “The Ministry of Justice in Japan has initiated the collaboration with the Department of Employment to announce the skills assessment test for Thai workers to work in Japan. The test will be hosted by Japanese authorities in March 2021, comprising three industrial fields: 1. Mechanical parts production 2. Industrial machine and tools production 3. Electronics and IT production.”

The categories of work cover 19 industrial skills: 1. Casting 2. Forging 3.Die Casting 4. Machining 5. Metal Press 6. Iron Work 7. Factory Sheet Metal Work 8. Plating 9. Aluminium Anodizing Treatment 10. Finishing 11.Machinery Inspection 12.Machinery Maintenance 13. Electronic Equipment Assembly 14. Electric Equipment Assembly 15.Printed Wiring Board Manufacturing) 16.Plastic Moulding 17. Painting 18. Welding 19. Industrial Packaging. 

The skills assessment sessions will be hosted by Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd., Certify Inc. and The Japan Welding Engineering Society. Participants are required to take the examinations using either computer based test, written test, or practical skill examination, with a 597 baht fee per examination. The exam session, however, may be adjusted to comply with the CCSA’s Covid-19 preventive measures.  

To make the best of the opportunities, Suchat suggested Thai workers refresh their skills in preparation for the exam sessions. Furthermore, Suchat also warned applicants to be fully aware of propaganda and false as false information to avoid falling victim to language and skilled labour test procedure corruption in Thailand. 

For more information, please contact the Overseas Employment Service 0 2245 6708 or the Bangkok Employment Office area 1-10, Provincial Employment Offices, or contact the Ministry of Labour hotline 1506, EXT 2 (Department of Employment).

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