Education is at the heart of national human capital development. PTT focuses on the educational development of the nation’s youth by providing opportunities for school and university students to develop a strong educational background in science and energy. PTT also develops specialized professionals, such as medical professionals, to provide healthcare services in local communities. PTT’s education and human capital development initiatives include:
Enhancing and Developing the Quality of Education
To encourage science, technology, and innovation, PTT established the Power of Innovation Foundation responsible for the management of Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), to produce human capital for research, promote the innovation research and development in responding to the needs of the country, and support job creation in the science field. The Power of Learning Foundation, responsible for the management of Kamneotvidya Science Academy (KVIS), has created educational opportunities, provided society with beneficial academic services, and fostered scientific and technological curiosity in youth.
- Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology: the School of Molecular Science & Engineering and the School of Energy Science & Engineering accepted 87 graduate student and Doctoral students from two academic years, please visit website: Click here
- Kamneotvidya Science Academy accepted 144 high school students from two academic years. For more information, please visit website: Click here
Education and Learning Opportunities
PTT creates learning opportunities to provide the nation’s youth with a sound educational background and develop their capacity through a variety of initiatives. These include providing scholarships to students and making donations to schools to develop their infrastructure; organizing “Petro Camp to Petro Champ” youth camp to provide students with knowledge of the petrochemical industry, and invention exhibitions. Education projects implemented in 2015 include:
PTT Art Project
PTT collaborated with Silpakorn University to organize the 30th PTT art exhibition under the theme, “Image of the Future.” The competition encouraged participants to express their thoughts, feelings, and imagination on how ways of living in the present will impact upon life in the future. From all over the country, 545 contestants submitted 665 pieces of artwork to the competition, of which 24 winners received awards.
Furthermore, PTT partnered with leading universities across different regions in the country to expand the PTT Art Exhibition regionally, such as Thaksin University for the 12th year, Khon Kaen University for the 10th year, and Chiang Mai University for the 16th year. An exhibition was held in the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos, a country with long-standing relations with Thailand in economic, social, and educational areas.
Petro Camp to Champ Petro
PTT organizes the Petro Camp to Champ Petro to promote knowledge of petrochemical industry, gas separation process, and energy to participants. The purpose of this camp is also to foster creativity in young people. In 2016, PTT organized this camp for the 11th year with a total of 51 participants from 13 high-schools across the country. The selected participants joined the Petro Camp to Champ Petro to learn more about petroleum science and environment. PTT collaborates with the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi to select some of the participants and grant them with scholarships to study at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering at King Mongkut’s University of Technology for four years. Since this collaborative program started, 48 students received the scholarship and 23 students graduated. Some of the undergraduate students continued to study for Master of Energy Technology and Engineering while some of them are working in public and private sectors.
Youth Greenovation 2016
The Power of Learning Foundation and Ministry of Science and Technology organized the “Youth Greenovation Awards 2016” opened for all students from all levels to compete for a trophy from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. All participants were encouraged to demonstrate their creativity in inventing green and practical inventions with the opportunity to add more value to Startups and Social Enterprise projects.Hong Son Suksa School from Mae Hong Son Province was the winning team in the junior high school category with the “Forestation Pot Set”. Assumption College Lampang with the project of “Ceramic-Lac Fragment Forming Tile” was the winning team from the senior high school category. For vocational college category, the Thai-German Pre-Engineering Program won the trophy for the innovation project “Energy-saving Roof Tile”.