Air cargo management undergraduate competency in civil aviation training center programs

Jane Nothhaw
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Industrial Education, Faculty of Industrial Education
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand

Pariyaporn Tungkunanan
Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial Education, Faculty of Industrial Education
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand

Wattana Manon
Wing Commander
Vice Governor of Academic Affairs
Civil Aviation Training Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Jane Nothhaw, Pariyaporn Tungkunanan and Wattana Manon

Reference to this paper should be made as follows:
Nothhaw, J., Tungkunanan, P., & Manon, W. (2016). Air cargo management undergraduate competency in civil aviation training center programs. Asian International Journal of Social Sciences, 16(4), 88 – 100.

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The objective of this research was to study the competency of the Thai undergraduate students attending an Air Cargo Management Program with Thailand’s Civil Aviation Training Center. The sample population was drawn from Thai aviation companies’ management.  The sample was selected by using purposive sampling while use of a structured interview covered three knowledge areas including knowledge, skills, and attributes. The results of the research indicated that competency within the undergraduates’ companies was divided into three areas including, 1) knowledge which included English communication for air cargo transportation and aviation, both technical and management English skills for use in air cargo management, accounting, marketing, laws, rules, and air cargo regulations, 2) English language skill for use air cargo management, accounting – marketing, and technology, and 3) attributes which was comprised of interpersonal relationships, responsibility, ethics, leadership and creativity.

Keywords: air cargo, competency, Thailand, training, undergraduate students program




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