The Department of Skills Development (DSD) and private firm Siam Daikin Sales are giving air-conditioner repairmen in five provinces free training to curb a labour shortage in the field.
Department director-general Sutthi Sukosol said the aim was to boost the repairmen’s potential through a free 18-hour course on inverter air-conditioners that includes both theory and hands-on sessions, work safety and analysis for problem-solving.
The courses will be conducted at the Chiang Mai DSD office on January 17-18, in Khon Kaen on January 31-February 1, in Nakhon Ratchasima on February 14-15, in Phuket on February 28-March 1, and in Chon Buri on March 14-15.
Siam Daikin Sales has provided five 9,000BTU air-conditioners worth Bt64,825 for the courses, Sutthi said.
Repair people 18 years old and up with a minimum Por Wor Chor vocational certificate or at least a year’s work experience can apply to attend the training at (02) 247 9420.
Trainees who pass the course stand to earn better wages based on their improved skill level. Level 1 repairmen capable of fixing home and small commercial air-conditioners can earn Bt400 a day, Level 2 Bt500 and Level 3 Bt600.