There is no doubt that the empowerment of persons with disabilities depends largely on the development of skills. In Thailand, the government is working closely with related parties to ensure that job and skills training are accessible to people with disabilities.
As far as skills development is concerned, the Ministry of Labor is hosting the eighth National Skill Competition for People with Disabilities from 23 to 28 April at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok.
The competition aims to provide all participants with an opportunity to showcase their abilities and boost their job prospects. The six-day competition features a total of 209 participants, who will compete in 20 fields, such as studio photography, print design, painting, computer assembly, and industrial design, for the chance to win great prizes at this large-scale event.
The host organizer, the Ministry of Labor, revealed that the winner in each field will receive a gold medal, along with 30,000 baht in prize money. The silver medalist will receive 15,000 baht in prize money; the bronze medalist will receive 9,000 baht; and honorable mentions will receive 3,000 baht.
In Thailand, the National Skill Competition for People with Disabilities takes place every two years to provide people with disabilities with an opportunity to demonstrate their talents to the thousands of spectators at the event. Another purpose is for the participants to earn widespread acceptance in the workplace and assist them in building stable careers in the future.