The Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy with the Center for Asia-Pacific Tourism (CAPTOUR) Leads an On-Site Team in Kalasin Province, May 2021

Throughout the month of May 2021, Khon Kaen University’s Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy with the Center for Asia-Pacific Tourism (CAPTOUR) brought a team to three subdistricts in Kalasin Province under KKU’s Project for Sustainable Development (University to Tambon, or U2T). The team partnered with lecturers to lead 8 training events in the province, aiming to train communities and improve knowledge related to language and tourism in the subdistricts of Na Chueak and Nong Tok Paen in Yang Talet District and the subdistrict of Pha Sawoei in Somdet District.

The Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy with the Center for Asia-Pacific Tourism (CAPTOUR) led a team in Kalasin Province for the full month of May, 2021

In Na Chueak, Yang Talet District, 2 training events were held at the headquarters of the subdistrict’s Administrative Organization. Each event was led by 15 paid U2T workers and drew 60 participants, including youth and volunteer community guides.

The first event was held from 7-8 May and included topics related to Japanese Language and Culture; Phrases used in Tourism, Restaurant Services, and Accommodations; and Simple Simulations for Handling Japanese Tourists. The lead lecturer was Pichaya Pitayawatanachai, a qualified lecturer and teacher at Khon Kaen Wittiyayon School.

The second training event was held from 17-18 May 2021 and included topics related to English for Basic Communication in Daily Life, English for Guiding Community Tours, and English Knowledge and Skills for Tourism. The lead lecturer was Piangtawan Chawong, a qualified lecturer and dentist.

In Nong Tok Paen, Yang Talet District, 3 community training events were held with the aim of preparing youth and volunteer guides in the community. The events were held at the headquarters of the subdistrict’s Administrative Organization, were led by 18 paid U2T workers, and drew 60 participants, including community leaders, members of the community youth board, and officers from the subdistrict’s Administrative Organization.

The first event, on the topic of Principles for Tourist Guides, was held from 10-11 May. The lead lecturer was Asst. Prof. Thirachay Chaigasem, director of CAPTOUR. The second training event, with lead lecturer Pichaya Pitayawatanachai, was held from 14-15 May on the topic Japanese for Tour Guides and Tourism, and the third event, with lead lecturer Piangtawan Chawong, was held from 19-20 May on the topic English for Tour Guides.

The Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy with the Center for Asia-Pacific Tourism (CAPTOUR) led a team in Kalasin Province for the full month of May, 2021

 In Pha Sawoei, Somdet District, 3 training events were held in the Pha Sawoei Municipality Meeting Room. They were each led by 12 paid U2T workers and drew 60 attendees. The training events were targeted at youth and volunteer guides and aimed to enhance knowledge and skills applicable to community-based tourism.

The first event, with lead lecturers Asst. Prof. Thirachay Chaigasem and Piangtawan Chawong, was held from 21-22 May on English for Basic Communication and Vocabulary in Daily Life. The second training event, with lead lecturer Asst. Prof. Thirachay Chaigasem, was held from 24-25 May on Principles for Tourist Guides. The training offered knowledge related to tourism, leading tourist activities, and principles for tourist guides. The final training event for the month had lead lecturers Asst. Prof. Thirachay Chaigasem and Pichaya Pitayawatanachai and was held from 28-29 May. The training focused on Basic Japanese Vocabulary and Phrases for Tourism.

News: Benjamaporn Mamuk

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