The Department for the Promotion of International Trade (DITP) and Bitkub Capital Group Holdings have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to prepare Thai youth for the era of digital economy and Web 3.0.
Bitkub CEO Jirayut Spupsrisopa and Deputy Minister of Commerce Sinit Lertkrai met on Wednesday May 18 to confirm their partnership in supporting the “From Gen Z to CEO” program, a training event that kicked off in 2020 to provide entrepreneurial skills and international internship opportunities to the younger generation.
Bitkub said attendees will learn specific skills related to Web 3.0, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, metaverse, cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens.
According to Jirayut, Bitkub will also provide additional funding to allow some participants to complete internships with the company.
Bitkub’s CEO said the digital consumer boom over the past two years has demonstrated that Thailand can expect to become a major player in the digital world, especially in the ASEAN region.
Jirayut, however, warned that the biggest obstacle to Thailand achieving this goal is the lack of human capital, as the country needs more people with industry-specific skills.
Since its inception in 2020, the project has trained up to 28,000 people. (NNT)