French Ambassador Presides Over Opening Ceremony of TFII-Schneider Electric Center of Excellence

On 28 February 2024, the Thai-French Innovation Institute (TFII), KMUTNB, hosted the opening ceremony of the TFII-Schneider Electric Center of Excellence, presided over by Mr. Jean-Claude Poimbœuf, French Ambassador to Thailand. The event was attended by KMUTNB executives and distinguished guests, including Prof. Dr. Teravuti Boonyasopon, Chairman of KMUTNB Council, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin, President of KMUTNB, Asst. Prof. Dr. Pornsak Srisungsitthisunti, Director of TFII, Mr. Mongkhon Tangsiriwit, Cluster President for Schneider Electric Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, Dr. Yossiri Ariyakul, Delegate for Thailand & Laos Schneider Electric Foundation, Mr. Arumugaraj Davitdurai Pandian, Director of ASSIST, and Dr. Nirutt Butrsaenlee, Bureau of Research and Development, Office of the Vocational Education Commission. This newly established center is located on the 3rd floor of the Science and Technology Research Institute (STRI) with the aim of promoting excellence in the electric power industry, electronics, automation systems, and renewable energy.

The TFII-Schneider Electric Center of Excellence was established through the cooperation of KMUTNB and Schneider Electric Thailand. This center is a result of the shared visions and dedications of TFII, Schneider Electric Thailand, and Schneider Electric Foundation to equip the new generation of the engineering workforce with skills and competences essential for succeeding in the fields of automation systems, renewable energy, and intelligent systems. This cooperative effort aims to keep pace with the increasing demand for highly skilled manpower in the field of engineering in the rapidly evolving world. The TFII-Schneider Electric Center of Excellence will be a unit under TFII to carry out the mission of developing human resources in higher education institutes, vocational colleges affiliated with the Office of the Vocational Education Commission, and the industrial sector. Initially, the TFII-Schneider Electric Center of Excellence aims to provide training services to the lecturers of KMUTNB and 13 vocational colleges across Thailand. In the long run, the center has set a goal to promote expertise among the country's workforce in the areas of industrial automation systems, electrical control motors, efficient energy management systems, smart home systems, SCADA, and IOT systems. These are key areas important to the sustainable growth of the economy and the advancement of technology, pushing Thailand forward as a leader in innovation of the region.

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