Gen. Prawit Delivers Speech Encouraging WorldSkills Participants to Showcase Potential and Raise Thailand’s Reputation

Friday, 16 August 2019

           Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan delivered a speech to the Thai youth team before traveling to compete in the 45th WorldSkills between August 22 – 27, in Kazan, Russia. He asked the young competitors to showcase their full potential at the world stage and build Thailand’s reputation.



          On August 16, 2019, Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan delivered a speech to the team competing in the 45th WorldSkills. The occasion took place at the Prasong Rananant Meeting Room, 5th floor, Ministry of Labour. Labour Minister M.R. Chatumongol Sonakul gave a report, and Permanent Secretary of Labour Mr. Suthi Sukosol and the ministry’s executive committee also joined the occasion. General Prawit said that the government is very pleased and proud to have the opportunity to meet with young people representing Thailand in the 45th WorldSkills in Kazan, Russia. He said that professionalism in work is not easy as it requires an accumulation of experience to be recognized and takes time to prove their skill for all young representatives.
          General Prawit continued, saying that Thailand requires a new generation of workers that is knowledgeable and skillful to jointly develop the country to be visible and reach international standards. He asked that the Thai competitors showcase their full potential to be visible on the world stage and bring fame to Thailand. Participation in this competition will help upskill each competitor, who will become a role model for the next generation to see the importance of self-development. Furthermore, it will contribute to the country’s economic and social status following the government's policy and enhance national competitiveness. This, in turn, will lead to foreign investment resulting in income and sustainable development.
          There are 25 young Thai competitors participating in the 45th World Skills Kazan 2019, competing in 23 branches and 5 professional groups. The competition will be held between August 22 - 27 August in Kazan, Russia. The prize money includes 372,500 Baht for a gold medal, 248,500 Baht for a silver medal and 124,000 Baht for a bronze medal. Also, there is a 51,000 Baht commendation prize and 10,000 Baht consolation prize.



Division of Public Relations/
News by Chaninthorn Phettab/
Photos by Sompob Silbut/
16 August 2019