Teaching Model for Competency Improvement of Deaf People on the Industrial Job  


Job market of Thailand highly requires more than 110,000 welders each year while only 13,200 graduated one could be provided. Welder shortage then happens because most Thai teenagers dislike studying in such field. Some of deaf people want to take part of this job to feel proud of themselves without worrying about possible danger from such job. They never need any sympathy from others'. They can do such job well for they are always carefully act. However, for the same content of study, the deaf one must take 3 times longer than normal ones do. This study then was done for research and development. The objective of this study are to create the teaching model to improve the competency of the deaf ready for industrial job . The results of this study could show that the components of the teaching model could be composed of 1) training course of " MAG Fillet Steel welding for the deaf" 2) Instruction media kit with 105 terms of Thai deaf language, and 3) the defined training pattern could be applied on the trainees and could pass the defined criteria.

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Nataya Kaewsai, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
Worapoj Sriwongkol, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
Piya Korakotjintanakarn, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

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Conference: ACE2013
Stream: Education

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