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Bombardier Partners Kasetsart University in Thailand

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Bombardier Transportation has agreed with Kasetsart University to provide rail engineering expertise to students and instructors for the next five years.

Bombardier has a large presence in Thailand. Its signalling engineering centre in Bangkok employs over 300 people, supporting local rail operators and executing key global projects.

Experts from Bombardier will deliver lectures on advanced signalling technology and will assist the university in developing signalling and train control courses. Bombardier will also participate with the university in various signalling and train control technology events and offer support in preparing relevant presentations and research papers.

Members of the university’s engineering faculty will co-operate with Bombardier on all aspects of signalling and train control technology through advisory roles and consultancy engagements.

“Bombardier is our key strategic partner for the development of the Rail Engineering program at Kasetsart,” said Associate Professor Dr.Thanya Kiatiwat, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University. “Our students will benefit from Bombardier’s expertise in rail transportation through on-the-job training and special lectures from experts in the field, especially on signalling and rolling stock technology. This collaboration along with our industrial connections will help us achieve the goal to quickly and efficiently provide engineers, technicians, and members of staff to the Thai rail industry.”

Richard Hunter, Vice President Asia Pacific, Bombardier Rail Control Solutions, said, “Bombardier’s long standing relationship with rail operators in Thailand make it the ideal partner for Kasetsart University to create an engineering talent pool in the country. The university’s engineering faculty and students will have access to our signalling expertise to develop their skills for future assignments. Innovation is part of the DNA at Bombardier, which has been developing export oriented activities through its large base in Thailand, supporting the country’s economic development by creating new jobs.”

More than 30 graduates from Kasetsart University have gained employment at Bombardier in recent years, with several graduates now in managerial positions. Under the partnership, Bombardier will recruit further engineers from the university over the next five years, including as part of its Global Graduate Program.

The Global Graduate Program is Bombardier's fast-track development program that prepares passionate individuals for a future leadership role within Bombardier. It is an 18-month program combining on-the-job and off-the-job development worldwide. In three separate six-month assignments, it offers global graduates a true business experience in different divisions, functions and countries.

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