The move came during “The Future Skillset of 2022” seminar organised by the university’s Institute for Continuing Education and Human Resources, Jobbkk.com and media company Arip via Zoom on Tuesday.
University rector Assoc Prof Gasinee Witoonchart said the global labour market will change in the next five years as many will lose their jobs due to a lack of necessary skills.
“To cope with this change, the university has developed the TU Next e-learning platform to enable top executives and new generations to upskill and reskill themselves,” she explained.
Gasinee added that the move would create a network between the government and private sectors in promoting online learning under the national economic and social development plan 2023-2027.
Jobbkk.com founder Thassanai Mhuansean said a change in the global labour market was due to digital disruption, an ageing society, climate change and influence from social media and big data.
He emphasised that new-generation workers must have meta skills, a growth mindset and go in for lifelong learning to be ready for four trends – digital technology-related jobs, soft skills, customer-centred jobs and awareness that the demand for some skills will not last forever.
“Hence, employees and employers should study to keep developing,” he said.
Arip CEO Boonlert Narathai said advancements to 5G and 6G would see many jobs – especially routine ones – being replaced by various technologies.
He said employers must adjust or adapt their organisations to cope with change and pay attention to building new employee skills.
Boonlert said employees should be aware of skills necessary to meet labour market demand.
“Thinking-based solutions, information literacy, digital literacy and influencing and leading to goals are all necessary for the future,” he advised.
Thammasat University’s Institute for Continuing Education and Human Resources director Surapit Promsit said the TU Next platform would enable people to learn anywhere anytime.
“With this platform, students can choose learning courses they are interested in and exchange experiences with others,” he said, “This platform has efficient evaluation systems and is able to support all IT devices.”
Surapit said TU Next features a variety of learning courses designed by Thammasat University lecturers.
The university will launch learning courses for top executives focusing on experience sharing and sustainable development, he said.
“Those interested in more information can visit Thammasat University’s Institute for Continuing Education and Human Resources,” he added.
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