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          EGAT’s Human Resource Development Division kicks off 1st EGAT Engineer Camp, providing knowledge on power generation and CSR work to the students studying at the engineering faculty in 10 leading universities. Deputy Governor – Administration wishes every student can gain the knowledge and experience as much as possible as it is the knowledge outside the classroom.


          On July 21, 2015, Mr. Seubphong Buranasirin, Deputy Governor – Administration chaired the opening ceremony of 1st EGAT Engineer Camp, held to encourage good relationship between EGAT and leading universities, support the second to fourth-year engineering students to learn about EGAT’s main missions, and make EGAT the employer of choice, with Mr. Jumphot Narongrakdej, Director of Human Resource Development Division, reporting the project purpose. Executives and students from 10 institutions with the total number of 60 persons joined the event at Fueng Fah 1, Recreation Building, EGAT Head office.

          The Deputy Governor said that EGAT Engineer Camp would help the students learn more about EGAT’s mission as well as EGAT officers’ qualification. They would know how EGAT worked to provide benefits to society. The knowledge they would gain could not be found in academic books. The senior executives also joined to share knowledge and experience with the students for 4 days long, which was the good experience for the students to apply in their education and future career.


          Mr. Jumphot Narongrakdej mentioned about the project’s objective that it was for the engineering students from 10 leading universities with the GPA 2.50 above to have a chance to learn thinking system and EGAT operational process, as the inspiration to develop their potential and set the goal in their future career according to their interest.


          Mr. Sitthichoke Choopongphan, the third-year student, Faculty of Engineering, Khonkaen University, as one of the participants, said that he learned this project from facebook and was interested to join the project because he wanted to know the process to generate electricity. He would apply the gained knowledge in his education and future career and would share this experience with his friends. He also mentioned that after graduation he wished to work with EGAT.


          The 1st EGAT Engineer Camp was held on July 21-24, 2015 with participants of 60 students from 10 institutions namely Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University, Kasetsart University, Mahidol University, Chaing Mai University, Khonkaen University, Prince of Songkla University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Ladkrabang. The students learned about EGAT’s mission and joined many activities starting from the lecture by Mrs. Bhawana Aungkananuwat, Assistant Governor – Human resource, with the topic “Our people, we support them to be good and intelligent with happiness in work”, the lecture by Mrs. Yuwadee Thongsuwan, Director of Corporate Communications Division, with the topic “EGAT: Power for Thai Happiness” including EGAT vision and mission, and the lecture by Miss Nahatai Pimsen, Engineer Level 7 from Transmission System Maintenance Division with the topic “Thailand’s transmission system”.

          The students also went to visit Bang Pakong Power Plant to see how electricity was generated and joined CSR activities with the lecture by Mr. Kamol Takkabutr, President of the Council of Engineers.