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.
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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