WEEK# 42, 18 - 24 October, 2021

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Events 

C. Classifieds (jobs)

A. Announcements 

1) Extraordinary Leave and Updates from the AIT COVID-19 Task Force

Email from the Director, Office of Academic Administration on 13 October 2021.

Dear AIT Family,

The Government of Thailand is easing more restrictions and further opening up the country. There was already a reduction on October 1 in quarantine days, as stated in our last Task Force email.  And just the other day, in the Prime Minister’s address, it was mentioned that “…fully vaccinated visitors from low-risk countries will be allowed to enter the Kingdom without quarantine from 1 November 2021…”.  More details are forthcoming.

The opening up measures dovetail with the Government’s very aggressive vaccination campaign with more than 700,000 shots being administered each day, and sometimes even exceeding one million.  More than 48% of the country has already received a first dose.  We will be monitoring the situation closely and make very cautious adjustments to AIT’s own measures, taking into account upcoming announcements from the Thai Government and the overall COVID-19 situation.

Online classes and Work-from-Home (WFH) – Online classes and Work-from-Home (WFH) will continue until 31 October 2021, or until further notice.

Reduced Contracted Services – Reduced service by contractors on campus will continue until 31 October.

Extraordinary Leave – According to the Institute’s Policy Guidance on Working Arrangements in the Context of COVID-19, Extraordinary Leave status may be granted in view of personal extenuating circumstances of employees requesting to work remotely from a specific alternate location outside Thailand, for as long as presence in Thailand or at AIT campus is not required.

With the improvement in the pandemic situation in Thailand and other countries, with travel restrictions easing worldwide, and with the likelihood of the resumption of in-person / hybrid classes and employees returning to office soon, starting with applications dated on 1 November, we are amending the length of Extraordinary Leave status to not be longer than one month per calendar year.  Please be reminded that a request for Extraordinary Leave status needs to be evaluated and authorized by the applicable immediate supervisor(s) – Academic Program Chair / Unit Manager, Head of Department, School Dean / Center/Office Director, and relevant Vice President – as well as obtaining the approval of the AIT COVID-19 Task Force for international travel, before it can be considered for special approval by the AIT President to work remotely and discharge functions from an alternate location outside Thailand.

Although restrictions are currently being eased in Thailand, we urge all of you to be very careful and continue with the D-M-H-T-T-A precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, i.e. D–Distancing, M–Mask wearing, H–Hand washing, T–Temperature check, T–Testing for COVID-19, and A–Alert application.  The numbers of positive cases are going down, but the pandemic still very much exists in Thailand.

Please check with the Task Force if you have any queries and also visit the Intranet page where all COVID-19 related information and updates from the Task Force are available.

Thank you for your cooperation.

AIT COVID-19 Task Force

2) The EC Coffee Chat

We would love to hear from you if you have any ideas or solutions that can support waste management and recycling in Thailand, particularly plastic waste leakage prevention solutions. You are invited to join the EC Coffee Chat on 19 October 2021 at 4:00 PM (Bangkok time) to discuss ideas and solutions for a chance to join an accelerator program to gain a deeper understanding of the market and customer segments, prototype products and solutions, and receive mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs and experts.

What are you waiting for? Register now


3) A Joint Seminar between AIT and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 

You are invited to a Joint Seminar between AIT and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) -- Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on Thursday, October 21 at 10:30-11:30 am. Details and the registration link for this hybrid event are below.

AIT- ITU (AP) Joint Seminar

Theme: Digital Infrastructure Development

Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Venue: AIT Entrepreneurship Center (Hybrid)

Moderator: Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut, intERLab, AIT

“ITU and Digital Infrastructure Development”

By Ms. Atsuko Okuda, Regional Director

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

“Smart City and Sustainable Development”
By Prof. Vilas Nitivattananon, Dean, School of Environment, Resources and Development, AIT

“TakNet: From Community Network to Community Digital Platform”
By Ms. Nisarat Tansakul, intERLab, AIT

Please Note: This is a Hybrid Seminar, and we require all attendees to pre-register. Thank you.

REGISTER: https://www.ait.ac.th/2021/10/ait-ituap-joint-seminar-digital-infrastructure-development/

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4) AIT Virtual Career Fair

We are pleased to inform you that the Fall 2021 Semester AIT Virtual Career Fair is scheduled on 27 October 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

You are cordially invited to explore and uncover career opportunities offered by the companies that are joining the event, with twenty (20) organizations who have confirmed to join so far, namely:

  1. ABB Power Grids (Thailand) Limited (www.hitachi-power grids.com)
  2. Addwealth301 Co., Ltd. (www.addwealth301.co.th)
  3. AIT Solutions (www.solutions.ait.ac.th/)
  4. ASEAN CAREER FAIR with JAPAN Committee (https://asean-career.com)
  5. Cattain Group Service Co. Ltd. (www.cattain.in/)
  6. Codium Co. Ltd. (www.codium.co/home)
  7. Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited (www.gulf.co.th/en/)
  8. Internship Union Co., Ltd. (www.internshipunion.com)
  9. King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) (https://admission.kmutt.ac.th/)
  10. Metric Consulting Engineers & Architects Co., Ltd. (www.metric.co.th/)
  11. Michelin Siam Co., Ltd. (www.job.michelin.co.th)
  12. My Internship Asia (Thailand) Ltd. (www.myinternshipasia.com)
  13. Pandora Production Co., Ltd. (https://pandoragroup.com/ )
  14. Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) (http://www.rimes.int/)
  15. Sony Technology (Thailand) Co., Ltd (https://www.sony.co.th/th)
  16. Spiber (Thailand) Ltd. ( www.spiber.inc/en/thailand/)
  17. Stockholm Environment Institute (www.sei.org/centres/asia/)
  18. TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management PCL (www.teamgroup.co.th)
  19. TechBerry Co. Ltd. (https://web.techberry.tech/)
  20. Think Blue Data Co., Ltd. (www.thinkbluedata.com)

Career Talk Schedule:

¤ Sony Technology (Thailand) Co. Ltd. and ASEAN Career Fair with Japan Committee Career Talk on 20 October 2021 (Wednesday), 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m., by Zoom

What to expect:

¤ Long-term career prospects (jobs and internships)
¤ On-the-job training
¤ Networking with company representatives virtually and
¤ Raffle Prize Goodies on Career Fair day to online attendees!

Please help us in spreading the word out about the Fair (with complimentary/FREE registration)! And let us know as well if you have any company contacts that you want us to invite to the Fair.

Mark your calendar! For developments and career opportunities, please visit: www.careercenter.ait.ac.th
or check/like: https://www.facebook.com/officialaitcareercenter
or email: careercenter@ait.ac.th
or contact us via phone: 662 524-6744, 662 524-6326


5)  The virtual 50th AITAA Governing Board Meeting and Global Reunion

The Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association (AITAA) is inviting all AIT alumni and friends to join the virtual 50th AITAA Governing Board Meeting and Global Reunion with the 1st Global AITAA Symposium and Exhibition on 20-21 November 2021 to be hosted by AITAA Vietnam Chapter in partnership with AIT Extension. Please check all activities and register to reserve your slot by clicking this link AIT Extension (https://extension.ait.ac.th/page/50th-aitaa-governing-board-meeting-and-...

50th AITAA Governing Board Meeting and Global Reunion

1st Global AITAA Symposium and Exhibition 

Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, Contribute

… for a better tomorrow…

  20-21 November 2021


The Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association (AITAA) holds an annual Governing Board Meeting (GBM) for all its member chapters spread worldwide.  This year 2021, AITAA Vietnam Chapter hosts the 50th AITAA GBM for our AIT Family.  The 1st Global AITAA Symposium and Exhibition will be inaugurated to showcase solutions on key regional issues.  The Exhibition will be accessible globally 24x7 for 365 days.


B. Events

Training Courses/ Conferences/ Workshops

1) Certificate Course on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

14 August - 08 December 2021

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2) Online Professional Development Course on Innovation in Corporate Culture – How to lead change in a VUCA Environment

(Batch 4) 06 - 23 November 2021

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3) Online Professional Development Course on Managing Organizational Change: Integrating Agile for Transformation

(Batch 4) 07 - 24 November 2021

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4) Online Professional Development Course on Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare: Innovations, Emerging Opportunities and Challenges

(Batch 4) 04 - 21 December 2021

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 5) Online Professional Development Course on Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership

(Batch 4) 05 - 22 December 2021

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6) Online Professional Development Course on Managing Organizational Change: Integrating Agile for Transformation

(Batch 4) 07 - 24 November 2021

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7) Online Training Course on Business Integrity Essentials: A Value-Chain Strategy for Sustainable Growth

of Small and Medium Size Enterprises

13 - 28 November 2021

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C. Classifieds (jobs) 

Position: Administrative Staff, intERLab
Ref: 34/21

Deadline: 29 October 2021

Position: Assistant Administrative Officer, Admissions and Scholarships Unit (OSA)
Ref: 29/ 21
Deadline: 29 October 2021

Position: Laboratory Supervisor, Sustainable Energy Transition Academic Program (SERD-EECC)
Ref: 31/ 21
Deadline: 29 October 2021

Position: Technician, Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering Laboratory (SET-GTE)
Ref: 30/ 21
Deadline: 29 October 2021

Position: Laboratory Senior Technician, Hydraulic Lab (SET-WEM)
Ref: 32/ 21
Deadline: 15 November 2021

Position: Lab Supervisor, Irrigation Engineering and Management (SET- WEM)
Ref: 33/ 21
Deadline: 15 November 2021