Dow Enhances Chemical Engineering Professions for 11 Consecutive Years

Rayong - January 31, 2018 - V-ChEPCDow Thailand Group, led by Nattapong Jirawattanaworakul (far left), Site Public Affairs Manager, presented a 500,000-baht scholarship to Pracha Rittipon (far right), Director of Maptaphut Technical College. Presided over by General Surachet Chaiwong (2nd from left), Deputy Minister of Education, and Dr. Siri Jirapongphan (2nd from right), Minister of Energy, the event was held at Maptaphut Technical College in Rayong province. The funding was granted to support the Vocational Chemical Engineering Practice College (V-ChEPC)’s petrochemical engineering program development project 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 as well as to prepare the potential workforce for the industry. Throughout 11 years, Dow Thailand Group has provided trainings and knowledge to more than 40 students during their internship. Out of this number, there are 16 graduates working at Dow’s plants in Rayong province so far.

About Dow Thailand Group

Consisting of Companies of Dow Chemical Thailand and the SCG-Dow Group, Dow Thailand, 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. More information about Dow Thailand can be found at

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The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at