The Path to Success in Building a Micro Entrepreneurship of Generation Y Vocational Graduates in Gig Economy as Guidelines for Curriculum Development of New Generation Learners

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Rath Chombhuphan
Wandee Sutthinarakorn
Suwanna Nakwiboonwong


The research employed a mixed method research. The objectives were: 1) to study successful paths to entrepreneurship of vocational graduates; and 2) to analysis guidelines for curriculum development to support a new career of new generation learners. The sample group consisted of 408 vocational graduates whose educational institutions were under the Office of the Vocational Education Commission. The sample group was selected using the stratified random sampling method. The research instrument was a questionnaire. The quantitative data from the questionnaire was analyzed for percentage, mean and standard deviation. The researcher then conducted in-depth interview with 6 successful graduates in the business, using the semi-structured interview before conducting the content analysis. The researcher then presented the results and received feedback from stakeholders in a vocational commission forum to determine guidelines for developing the curriculum. The feedback from the public hearing was analyzed using content analysis.

The results showed that 63% of the graduates were a small entrepreneur as a supplementary job, 29.9% of them took it as a second - job and that approximately 7.1% of them took it as a full - time job. The successful paths consisted of the following aspects.The first aspect were, entrepreneurial characteristics. Secondly, Career selection process process was the second. The third aspect included an ability to self-develop and continuous learning. The fourth aspect included management and finance covering planning. The fifth aspect covered understanding changes of labor markets, and understanding of economy and society. As a result, the success of small entrepreneurs. resulted from profitable business operation would lead to business stability. In terms of the curriculum of the new generation of learners, the focus should be on entrepreneurial characteristics of the new generation of learners. The curriculum should include systems thinking, problem solving skills, teamwork skills, learning a global language, use of information for communication, creating innovation based on creativity and practice-oriented learning by providing qualification transfer between educational institutions and professional organizations. Moreover, there should be a promotion of education management guidance which corresponds to learners' actual conditions.

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Chombhuphan, R. . ., Sutthinarakorn, W. ., & Nakwiboonwong, S. (2020). The Path to Success in Building a Micro Entrepreneurship of Generation Y Vocational Graduates in Gig Economy as Guidelines for Curriculum Development of New Generation Learners. Dusit Thani College Journal, 14(2), 384–399. Retrieved from
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