• Phanchon Budmueang Graduate School of Commerce, Burapha University
  • Teetut Tresirichod Graduate School of Commerce, Burapha University
Keywords: Curriculum Development, Availability of labor market, Vocational, Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), Biofuel and Biochemical Industries


This research aims to study the development of an educational curriculum and the availability of labor market of biofuels and biochemicals industry within Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The sample groups consisted of 20 people, including 7 people from government and 13 people from educational institutions, using content analysis method. The tool used for data collection is government group interview and the group of educational institutions. The study found that in the government sector 1) has cooperated with educational institutions by integrated coordinating with technical colleges and open coordination center for production and development of vocational manpower (EEC) within the college in order to plan production and develop manpower to meet the need of enterprises. 2) preparing basic information is the demand for manpower, labor force and manpower development in the Institute for Skill Development. 3) preparing courses for skill development to support 10 target industries, cooperating with enterprises in the specific curriculum as required by enterprises. 4) designing questionnaires to survey the labor needs of enterprises and then use the data to analyze how much of labor the enterprises need and what kind of labor is needed. In the field of academy 1) There are only 3 educational institutions with branches that are related to biofuels and biochemicals industries, which are related to the vocational level only, consisting of industrial chemistry and petrochemical fields which currently still use the same curriculum and develop additional courses but still do not comply with the requirements of the enterprises relating to the biofuels and biochemicals industries. 2) with collaboration between educational institutions and enterprises. The enterprises will come to create additional courses, including funding to students, providing personnel to give knowledge and training in the areas of specialization with teachers and learners to increase skills and experiences. 3) There is a little for educational institutions with branches that are related to the biofuels and biochemicals industries and lack of human resource, are the professor and educational equipment. As well as each educational institution having 40 - 80 students graduating per year, but enterprises there are not enough students to meet the needs of enterprises.


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