|About MTJPC Project|
The project consists of 2 components: a teaching component and a job placement component.
(1) The teaching component provides the migrants with an opportunity to improve / gain skills that will allow them to find better jobs. Trainings are provided through the Learning Centers and at the vocational training center.
Learning Centers: The project is linked to 5 learning centers in 3 provinces of Thailand: Bangkok, Samutprakarn and Nakornpathom provinces. All of the centers are administered by the community volunteers and leaders who are assisted by the training and job placement center staff. In these learning centers, 3 levels of English and Thai are taught.
Location of LCs:
The learning centers provide an extremely valuable opportunity to learn the Thai language, which is crucial to a successful life for migrants in Thailand. For migrants, being able to communicate in Thai allows them access to information to find suitable work, carry out routine tasks, understand their rights, negotiate work conditions effectively, reduce chances for exploitation, and establish a more secure position in Thai society.
As English is an essential language for international trade, tourism, and other service sector jobs, the English classes at the learning centers provide a path for migrants to greater and better job opportunities. Furthermore, this is a skill that is beneficial anywhere a migrant may live.
We have also been able to gain the cooperation and awareness from the Thai Non- formal Education Department and local government authorities for the ongoing functioning of the LCs. We want to transform these LCs into “Community Centers” where migrants of the area can meet, exchange information and access safe opportunities in employment, education, and health care.
Vocational Training Center: The training center provides access to more technical training that aims to give migrants from Myanmar better access to decent jobs, and/or give them the opportunity to earn some additional income. Trainings are selected based on the needs of the labor markets and the possibilities of the migrants.
Currently, 8 trainings are conducted on a regular basis:
(2) Helping the migrants with a suitable job is the final aim of the project. As some migrants might miss certain qualifications, they can access trainings that will help them to gain access to better jobs, or give them the skills to start their own small business. Currently, there are 74 employers that are accepting the services of the training and job placement centre.