While people on the Christmas Islands and New Zealand,
who entered 2006 first, had already gone to sleep, and people on Samoa and
Hawaii were still busy with last minute shopping for the party of the year,
Chiang Mai was alive and in party gear to welcome the next 365 days Lanna
style, mythical, traditional or extravagant.
Predicting what will be needed in the future is a
dangerous occupation. Most predictions in the past have been totally wrong!
Today we can make well informed educated guesses about where the future jobs
will be but there is always an element of risk involved. We could be wrong!
This becomes a very serious situation if for example you have just finished
a four year computers degree and all of a sudden there are no jobs in this
area. Meeting the job market however with a set of suitable skills can
ensure you have good employment potential at all times. How can you secure
yourself these skills in such a changing world ?
Yupparaj Wittayalai, Chiangmai, whose name was granted
by H.M. King Rama VI before his ascension to the throne, celebrated its 100
year anniversary on Dec. 24th, 2005. The celebration was held at the
school, with the guest of honour being H.R.H. Princess Petcharat Rajsuda,
who named the occasion, “Phra Baramee Pok Klao Yupparaj Wittalayai 100
Years”. Joining her were officials from education committees, school
alumni, PTA members and students.