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Rapid Assessment of The Office of the Ombudsman’s Vocational Skill Enhancement Project for Youth in Thailand

Office of the Ombudsman’s Vocational Skill Enhancement Project (VSEP) in 2020.

This initiative aims to equip out-of-school youth with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce. VSEP offers flexible training courses in various fields like agriculture, construction, and hospitality, along with soft skills development to prepare participants for the workplace.

To assess the effectiveness of VSEP and guide future programs, UNICEF commissioned a Rapid Assessment by CEI. This involved reviewing existing research on vocational training in Thailand, developing a research methodology, and collecting data from project stakeholders, participants, and trainers. By analyzing this data, CEI identified key findings and recommendations to improve VSEP and inform the design of a comprehensive support system for NEET youth in Thailand.

The goal is to create a future where these young people can find their place in the workforce and contribute to the country’s economic growth. The story of the VSEP is still being written, but one thing is certain: it has the potential to transform the lives of countless Thai youth.

By equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need, the VSEP empowers them to become active participants in the workforce, shaping a brighter future for themselves and Thailand.

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