Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.


This project focused on making recommendations for possible curricular improvements that would help future graduates of Photharam Technical College (PTC) to be well prepared to enter the rapidly evolving Thai textile industry. PTC is a textile-based vocational school located near several textile factories in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand. We sought to determine the effectiveness of the school's curriculum by analyzing the perceptions of four stakeholders: textile employers, alumni, faculty and students. Through comparisons of these different viewpoints, we were able to determine areas where the school's curriculum might be enhanced. Furthermore, feedback concerning our findings was obtained from experts in the fields of education, labor, and textiles, which was used to help refine our final recommendations.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering