Dow Enhances Chemical Engineering Professions for 10 Consecutive Years

Bangkok - May 08, 2017 - Dow Thailand Group, led by Poranee Kongamornpinyo (1st from right), Public Affairs Director, presented a 500,000-baht scholarship to Maptaphut Technical College represented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sophon Napathorn, Assistant to the Minister of Education, and Dr. Prachakom Chantarachit, Deputy Secretary-General of the Vocational Education Commission, at the Office of Vocational Education Commission, the Ministry of Education. The funding was granted to support the Vocational Chemical Engineering Practice College (V-ChEPC)’s petrochemical engineering program development project in 2017 which is the first year of the MOU signing in phase 4 (2017-2019). Since 2008, Dow Thailand Group has provided over 9 million baht to support the program.

The Vocational Chemical Engineering Practice College (V-ChEPC) is the cooperation between the Vocational Education Commission, the Petrochemical Industry Club, and the Federation of Thai Industries to promote the project-based learning through learning-by-doing concept under the supervision of the expert and skillful employees in leading petrochemicals companies. Throughout 10 years, Dow Thailand Group has provided trainings and knowledge to 40 students during their internship. Out of this number, there are 15 graduates working at Dow’s plants in Rayong province so far. Throughout 50 years of the company’s establishment in Thailand, Dow Thailand Group focuses on its global citizenship efforts with the commitment of ‘Building the Workforce of Tomorrow’ and believes that STEM education, which consists of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is the enabler of innovations and sustainability of the nation.

Chemical Engineering Professions

In this photo (from left to right):

  • Dr. Prachakom Chantarachit, Deputy Secretary-General, The Vocational Education Commission
  • Dr. Thongchat Hongladarom, Chairman of the University Council, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sophon Napathorn, Assistant to the Minister of Education
  • Paron Israsena, Director, Darunsikkhalai School
  • Poranee Kongamornpinyo, Public Affairs Director, Dow Thailand Group

About Dow Thailand Group

Consisting of Companies of Dow Chemical Thailand and the SCG-Dow Group, Dow Thailand Group, the leading science group of companies in Thailand, is the largest manufacturing base of Dow Chemical in the Asia-Pacific region and a leading importer of chemical products for diverse industries in Thailand, including those for agriculture and household pesticides. The group is committed to developing science-driven innovations and strives to form effective collaboration and networks to bring about sustainability for its business as well as society.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

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Thorsaeng Chuangchote /
Napassorn Noi-Am
FleishmanHillard
Tel: 02-207-2489
Email: thorsaeng.chuangchote@fleishman.com
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Suttipong Krotintakom
Dow Thailand Group
Tel. 038-673315
Email: skrotintakom@dow.com