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Office of the Vocational Education Commission

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 1995

The Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC, formerly DOVE) is responsible for tailoring vocational education and training to the needs of labour markets and national economic growth in accordance with the manpower production policy and the National Economic and Social Development Plan. OVEC has vocational institutes throughout the country. One of the major functions of these institutes is rural development. Each college has its own programmes of activities to suit the various needs of local communities.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
  Secondary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
  Secondary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
  Interested to contribute
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
   Interested to learn
Equity of access in TVET
   Interested to learn
Gender equality in TVET
   Interested to learn
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
  Moderately interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC)
Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue, Dusit
10300 Bangkok


local time now: ~14:40 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Suthep Kaengsanthia
Secretary General

UNEVOC Coordinator
Rangsan Thepmondhri
Office of the Vocational Education Commission

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13 November 2013
Professionalization and Modernization in initial and in-service Training of TVET Personnel in ASEAN
GIZ, in collaboration with UNESCO-UNEVOC, OVEC THAILAND and HRD Korea, organized an International TVET Experts Meeting on Professionalization and Modernization in initial and in-service Training of TVET Personnel in ASEAN from 6-8 November 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.
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