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What’s new in this coming up Transitions In-school Training!

The session 2 of the 2016-2017 In-School Program students will be joining us during the last week of October. In the meantime the YCF education team will going out into the community to deliver our In-school presentation explaining everything about the program.  We will be visiting the BHSOH learning center on 30 September from 2 pm. until […]

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Calls for PBG Hospitality Training Application 2016!

The Picturebook Guesthouse is providing its PBG hospitality training course from June-December 2016. The training programme consists of communicative English, English for hospitality businesses, basic Thai and Life Skills, which take place in Mae Sot, Tak. The 24-week course includes apprenticeship at the Picturebook Guesthouse. No tuition fee for training. Application Deadline: June 2nd (Thursday), […]

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YCF Transitions Apprenticeship Session 1 (2015-2016)

Currently, 29 students are in their fourth week of their 3 month apprenticeships at local businesses in Mae Sot. In the first month students got used to their new work places and began applying the skills they had developed, in their intensive training, to their new work. Weekly feedback from their supervisors with the Employment […]

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YCF Transitions Intensive Training Graduation 2015

The Intensive Training Cycle 2 of 2015 successfully completed their studies in December 2015. All the students took both Thai and Life Skill final exams on December 14th.The final exam results were good with most of the students achieving a high grade and they are really happy with their results. As trainers we are very […]

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A special thanks to our Chiang Mai University Interns!

It’s time to say goodbye to Tak, Louk-pla, and Ing, Interns from Sociology and Anthropology Department, Chiang Mai University. We enjoyed having them in our Transitions Education Team and we appreciate all their hard work and enthusiasm. Our interns make great contributions to the organization. They have developed the materials for Specific Thai Languages in […]

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Thank you to Former YCF Director Mickey Goggin!

A big thank you from YCF and the PBG Hospitality Training Program to Former YCF Director Mickey Goggin. Mickey just finished as the Director of Youth Connect Foundation from May 2013 – May 2015. He brought in his expertise on Education and Curriculum Development for migrant youths and mix ability. We had the pleasure of […]

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PBG Hospitality Training Program Cycle 2, 2015

On June 2nd-3rd, the latest Picturebook Guesthouse Hospitality Training Program held orientation sessions with the 6 new students in the program. The students met their trainers and learned more about what they will be doing over the next four months in the program. The students will undergo intensive training for the next 8 weeks at […]

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Chiang Mai University Interns, Welcome!

YCF would like to welcome 3 students [Ms. Thamonwan Wansuti (Tak), Ms. Prapatsorn Tipparat (Loukpla), and Ms. Nisachol Chareunsub (Ing)] from the Sociology and Anthropology Department of Chiang Mai University. In the next several weeks, they will be assisting the YCF Transitions Education Team in developing the Specific Thai Curriculum/Learning materials and helping the current 26 Intensive students […]

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Congratulations to the Picturebook Guesthouse Hospitality Training Program Apprentices Cycle 1… You Did It!

On Saturday May 3rd, the latest Picturebook Guesthouse Hospitality Training Program held the graduation and certificate award ceremony for 6 students who completed their training and apprenticeships at PBG.  The students studied Thai and English language for communication in the hospitality industry, customer service, basic accounting, Life Skills, and basic computer skills to prepare them for […]

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Thank you to YCF Volunteer Trainer Bryan Dickson!

A big thank you from YCF and the PBG Hospitality Training Program to volunteer Customer Service Trainer Bryan Dickson.  Bryan spent last week training the current PBG Hospitality Program apprentices and several PBG staff on customer service dos and don’ts.  Bryan honed his skills working for Quantas Airlines in Australia and it was a joy […]

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