Abstract—This research was aimed to develop the competency framework. The sampling group was composed of 294 enterprises in Bangkok and suburban areas. The most critical issues were that they lacked knowledge, skills as well as good attitudes towards working. The results from the discussion group by experts were that printing operators could be classified into 4 levels. Afterwards, the competency of printing operator was defined to specify the course structure of basic level printing operator which had 7 main topics as follow: knowledge about color printing operation, materials and equipment for offset printing, using technician’s tools, practice in offset printing, English for printing operator, maintenance of offset printing machine, and safety during work. The draft structure of the course was put into survey by the sampling group. It was found that the sampling group agreed at high and the highest level in terms of the structure of the course. The researchers would use such structure to develop a course for basic level printing operator in the next phase.
Index Terms—Competency framework/ offset printing operator/ training-needs.
The authors are with the Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: P. Juntong and W. Wiyaratn, "Developing a Competency Framework to Support Training-Needs for Thailand’s Offset Printing Industrial," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 60-63, 2013.