BANGKOK – Peng Shen Technology, a joint venture between Saha Group and Zhen Ding Technology, has initiated a collaborative project with Thai educational institutions to develop local talent for the country's PCB manufacturing industry.

The company has signed cooperation agreements with five leading Thai educational institutions with a stated goal to increase Thailand’s share of the global PCB production and elevate its position to the forefront of the industry.

The company said the collaboration aims to achieve five key objectives:

1. Collaboration on developing national industry policies

2. Collaboration on training and developing PCB personnel

3. Collaboration on teaching PCB-related vocational subjects and training industry experts

4. Collaboration on student internships, both domestic and international

5. Collaboration on factory visits, career guidance, and job promotion

Peng Shen said it is confident that this cooperation will help drive the organization’s mission to develop science and technology that benefits humanity, while also restoring and preserving the environment, making the world a better place.

Representatives from the company and educational institutions attended a signing ceremony on June 27 with Siriporn Pittayasophon, senior strategist and acting director of the Thailand's National Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation Policy Council, serving as the guest of honor.

Pittayasophon said MHESI has a strategy to promote and develop human resources in semiconductors and advanced electronics to prepare for driving the Thai economy towards a sustainable future, and the announced initiative is expected to reassure investors and significantly contribute to developing high-skilled personnel that meets the needs of the country’s advanced electronics industry.

Vorayos Thongtan, president of Saha Pathana Inter-Holding, said the rapid advancement and growth of current technologies, such as AI, electric vehicles, and the Internet of Things, have increased the complexity and demand for PCBs. He said China is the world’s leading PCB production base, followed by Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan, while Thailand is recognized as the leading PCB manufacturing base in ASEAN, attracting foreign PCB investors due to the expansion of production bases and continuous relocation of manufacturing plants to Thailand.

Peng Shen Technology marks the beginning of ZDT Group’s expansion into ASEAN. The company is currently constructing a factory in Saha Group Industrial Park in Kabinburi, which will positively impact Thailand’s potential to become a leading PCB production country in the world, Thongtan said, so preparing infrastructure to support manufacturers must go hand in hand with developing skilled PCB personnel.

The collaboration with five leading educational institutions, namely King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Kasetsart University, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), and Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University, is a significant step towards a shared future and serves as a declaration of Thailand’s commitment to becoming a global PCB production hub, Thongtan said.

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