Aug 05, 2005

Seagate to Provide University Scholarships to Employees

Seagate Technology (Thailand) Limited today announced an important new program that further demonstrates the company's commitment to its employees' professional development - The Seagate Employees University Scholarship Project provides financial support for employees who wish to pursue graduate-level studies at several of Thailand's major universities.

The Seagate Employees University Scholarship Project, which will be open to all employees who meet service and performance requirements, will provide scholarships to AIT, ABAC, Chiang Mai University Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University, KMIT (Thonburi, Ladkrabang and North Bangkok Campuses), Khon Kaen University, Mahidol University, Prince Songkhlanakarin University, Suranaree University of Technology and Thammasat University during Seagate's 2006 fiscal year (July 2005 to June 2006).

This innovative program reflects Seagate's ongoing support of its employees' professional growth and development, and builds on a variety of other Seagate employee development programs including online and in-person training courses. Every professional employee at Seagate works with their manager to develop a formal personal development plan that is used to drive personal and professional success.

Mr. Boonyong Danthainam, vice president of Human Resources for Seagate's Thailand operations said, "In order to build one of the world's most competitive and committed workforces, Seagate has invested significant financial and human resources toward the personal and professional development of our employees. We are confident that the new scholarship project will ultimately bring to Seagate the ongoing flow of innovate thinking that will help to maintain the company's industry leadership position into the future."

Seagate will reimburse the tuition fees and other educational expenditures according to the company policy and budget for those who would like to further their studies from bachelor's to doctorate degrees levels. Seagate employees who have worked with the company for at least two years and possess sound performance records are eligible to apply for this scholarship project.

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

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