The Development of an Education Provision Model to Enhance Professional Competences of Graduates in the Workforce Shortage Fields of Study

Sutida Howattanakul

Abstract


The purpose of this research is to develop professional competency model in the field of goldsmith and jewelry education and food industry and service education. The model was developed with the learning process of the national education act 1999 and the higher education commission 15 year plan in lifting up higher education quality standard, producing higher workforce, emphasizing on international competition, building network among institutions and certifying qualification in vocational area with border
countries. The competency ideas offered to the research are from Mc. CLElland theory and UNESCO in career and vocational qualification competency.

For research design, populations are of the five goldsmith and jewelry institutions and five food and service industry institutions in the interview with the experts, the specialists, the employers and the institution administrators. Only the open-ended questionnaire technique was used for the instructors. After the interviews, data was analyzed by the content
analysis, mean, S.D. and F-Test.

Summary of research is that competency of the graduates should come from industry standard. The experience study from the industry has made specialized skill for the student. Institution and industry should corporate each other with qualification in curriculum planning and assessment.

  • Industry should be part of field experience and institutional curriculum by being committee to define the skill standard, and for providing the standard set-up for solidification of the improved system of national qualification and quality assurance process as the stakeholders’ responsiveness. The collected data shows the key competency, were the experience in working, the insight attitude, trait, and knowledge. The highly skill in verbal representing English communication is very important as well as computer skill.
  • Industry should be part of field experience and institutional curriculum by being committee to define the skill standard, and for providing the standard set-up for solidification of the improved system of national qualification and quality assurance process as the stakeholders’ responsiveness. The collected data shows the key competency, were the experience in working, the insight attitude, trait, and knowledge. The highly skill in verbal representing English communication is very important as well as computer skill.


Keywords


Goldsmith and Jewelry Industry; Food Industry and Service, Professional Competency Model, Education Provision, National Qualification Framework, National Education Act, Higher Education Quality Standard, Higher Education Commissions

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