Our Trainees

At Steps Vocational Training Centre in Bangkok

Presenting Steps’ amazing trainees!

Marisa (Anna)

Message from Anna

Hi, my name is Anna Marisa, I love baking, singing and drawing.
I was a trainee at Steps for 2 years before I started a work internship at a bakery shop. Now I have my own bakery brand called ‘It’s me Anna’.
Apart from baking skills, at Steps I learn about life skills, social skills, skills for work, and I learn about friendship.
At Steps, everyone accepts each other’s differences and treats each other with respect. Sometimes I help my friends understand that some of us may have different characteristics and that we should look at the positive sides and see what they can do.
I wish the school I went to when I was young knew how to support people who are different. So my friends had more awareness about Autism and understood me more.
I like the concept of inclusion because I believe that people with learning differences can be included in the society. It reminds me of what my dad told me that it doesn’t matter what you were born with, we all can live and laugh together.
At Steps, I feel like myself. I feel like people here accept me for who I am. I can adjust my environment so I don’t get interrupted when working, such as room temperature or noise.

I want to show that I can work like other people. I can bake and I can sell my products and people like my products.
My life goals are to be a good baker, be happy and be proud of myself.
And I want other people to see that.


Message from Akhil
Hello, My name is Akhil.

I am 19 years old. I was born in Bangkok, Thailand.

In my free time, I love to practice football (soccer) by myself and I like to play Video Games such as GTA, Fifa and also I love Marvel movies.

My superhero is the Wolverine and X-23. My favorite movie is Logan and my favorite actors from this movie Logan is Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen and I love to read Marvel Comics.

Every Sundays, I go to play soccer at Arena 10 and it’s very hard but I love it.

I came to Steps because I like to make drinks and coffee and meet my old friends and new friends and in the future, I would like to be a Football Player, Barista or a Chef.


Message from Chanon
My name is Chanon.

I was born on August 7, 1995 in Bangkok. I live in Bangkok and Pattaya with my parents. I studied at the Regents School and also studying Art, Wall Street English, acting and music (drum, voice and piano).

My dream jobs are Actor and Singer. My hobbies are reading books or newspaper, playing games, cooking, watching movies, cycling, running, drawing and painting.

I want to study at Steps because my mum wants me to have more skills and I love cooking and making friends.


Message from Ethan
Hello, My name is Ethan.

I finish at St Andrews High School in 2016 and I worked St Andrews for 2 years as PE assistant. I’m good at making brownies. I love baking and cooking. My favorite hobby is swimming because I have many competition in Thailand, New Zealand, and international schools.

I like Steps because they teach us a lot of thing about work. They teach how to make coffee and serve costumers and take order from costumer, also to be confident around costumer.

For my future career, I’d like to work in cafe baking and cooking and selling brownies.

Finn Andrews

Message from Finn
Finnegan Andrews is my name, you can call me Finn. I am 16 years old.

I have two brothers and 1 sister. We are from Australia. We live in Bangkok near Prompong Sky Train station. My favourite food is pizza and sandwiches.

I like to come to Steps because I love to work with my friends. I learned how to come to school by myself. It is very excited from the beginning to be on the motorbike. But I enjoyed it.

My hobbies are drawing and playing a game. I want to be a veterinary. I love animals especially cats and dogs. I want to have a work experience where I can look after animals.


Message from Hanna
My name is Hanna.

I am 16 years old. I love singing and music and dancing. I like steps because of miss Yim and miss Sasha.
I like art and cooking. In the future I want to work at steps and make coffee.


Message from Isabel

Hey, I’m Isabel. When I first came to Steps, I was scared. but I feel better now. Here, I like to be with my friends and to work as a teacher assistant. I have learned to make drinks that I like. I also like to meet new friends and job coaches. I had work experience outside of Steps too. I want to learn more about making coffee and cooking. In the future, I hope to be a chef in a hotel and a barista in a coffee shop.


Message from Jenny
Greetings Earthlings! I’m going to tell you a magical stories from my journey I did in the past till now. I was born a pure baby. M y lovely parent’s named me Sirivimonrat Matthews (Jennifer).

I’m the middle child, the first child was strong hearted & intelligent, the third child was cheerful. Anyways as I grew older everything change, a witch curse me to have tons of disabilities but I won’t let that stop me to achieve my dreams to become an Artist. All types of Arts are my passion, I express my emotions of the way I feel. I don’t know how to use words, I just know how to show it. The things that makes me happy is having piercings, tattoos, helping others but most of all is seeing others happy.

I went to apply for a school last year none of them accept me because I was out of there league, the people couldn’t provide for my special needs. This year a place called Steps accepted me of who I am, it made me cry into tears of joys. I did many challenges at Steps, I learn tons of new things I never know before. I am extremely proud for myself for coming this far. Don’t be sorry of who you are. Be proud of yourself if others can’t accept that then those people need to change.

I’m a hugger not a hater, I may say mean things when I’m sad but I don’t really mean it. Super sensitive, I care so much for all of you even if I just met you I don’t care I will try to make your day special as everyday with the close ones I know as well. If need help I can try to provide your needs as well all I want from a return is a smile on their faces. Can’t blame a person for trying their best, I may sound crazy but hey at least I’m trying my hardest to achieve in something I want to do. Loving to see others happy

My skills are drawings, making ideas to help other with needs. Hobbies are writing poems, singing, acting, ballet sports (My
personal favorite are football, wrestling & basketball). I love learning new facts in everything. So much hobbies I have to keep myself busy. My motto “Dance your way to success”. To the people who read this you may ask any questions. I have nothing to hide in my mind.


Message from JR
ผมชื่อ นายพงศพัฒน์ ว่องชาญกิจ 
ผมเกิดเมื่อวันที่ 8 พศ.2544 ผมมาจากโรงเรียนเพลินพัฒนา ถ.สวนผัก เวลาว่างผมชอบฟังเพลง เล่นเปียโน ขับรถกอล์ฟ ไปช่วยพ่อทำงาน อนาคตอยากขายของมีรายได้ของตนเอง หรือเปิดร้านกาแฟ เป็นนักกีฬา หรือเป็นครู
มาเรียนที่ Steps ได้ฝึกทำกาแฟ เสิร์ฟเครื่องดื่ม ทำอาหารในครัว ได้ไปฝึกงานที่ธีรา ได้สื่อสารภาษาอังกฤษกับลูกค้า ได้ภาษาอังกฤษมากขึ้นครับ


Message from Jo
ผมชื่อ นายกีรติ โชติภาภรณ์ ชื่อเล่นโจ้
เป็นคนชอบสังเกต ฝึกฟังคน เช่น การฟังว่าคนนี้จะสื่อสารดัวยภาษาอะไร ชอบฟัง Audio CD ให้พูดตามเสียงเจ้าของภาษา สิ่งที่ทำได้ดีคือ ทำไข่เจียว ทำไข่เจียวทรงเครื่อง ทำไข่ดาว ทำหมูสับ ทำมาม่า ทำผักบุ้งหมูกรอบ ทำบัญชีทังมี VAT 7% และไม่มี VAT, ผมได้รับใบ Certificate ในด้านการใช้ Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel ขณะนี้พยายามเรียนรู้การใช้ Photoshop จากเริ่มตันสู่มืออาชีพ เรียนใน Youtube

Kim Chandler

Message from Kim
My name is a Kim chandler.

I was born in Thailand, Bangkok December 22, 1975. I am 42 years old. My Mother passed away in June 22, 2015. My hobbies are walking with dogs and Bowling. I live with sisters Nima and Siri.

I have 4 Medals 100m Freestyle 50m Freestyle 50m Breaststroke and Freestyle Relay Special Olympics
Swimming Medal.

To Work at cafe is my dream. I want for Job at Steps . I love to work I love this Job So Much. My Favorite things to cook are Baking, Soup, Salad.


Message from Nakita
My name is Nakita.

I am 16 years old. I was born in Phuket. I live in Bangkok.

At Steps I like cooking and baking. My friend at Steps are Finn, Isabel, Anna, Nicky, Max, P’On. I like P’Tarn, chocolate and dog and Disney movie.

In the future I want to work in the kitchen.

Nicky Wedemeyer

Message from Nicky

When I started at Steps, I was very flexible and comfortable while I doing jobs.

Right now, it’s good. I learn new things, while I doing my jobs. New skills like scanning barcode on envelopes, sorting the right box, and stapling on recycled A4 papers.

I will expect to find a job that suits me after this in the near future.


Message from Parn
ชื่อ นส. สุพินดา ภากรศิริวงศ่ ฉันมาจากประเทศไทย อายุ 36 ปี งานอดิเรกคือดูทีวี ดูกีฬา ดูการ์ตูน และเป่าบุ้นจิน และตัดกระดาษดัวยค่ะ และเล่นกีฬาค่ะ เช่นโยคะกับ Body weight ค่ะ ฉันอยากมาฝึกงานที่เสตปส์ เพราะ อยากฝึกทำขนมเค้กในแบบที่ยากขึ้นค่ะ ในอนาคต ป่านอยากเปิดร้านขายขนมเค้กเองนะค่ะอยากให้ลูกค้าได้ชม ได้ลองกับสิ่งใหม่ฯ ที่กำลังจะเกิดขึ้นในอนาคตข้างหน้าค่ะ


Message from Pin
My name is Pin.

I like learning Japanese every Sunday and coming to Steps . In my free time I like to relax and check my facebook. I am good at trying to think of English sentences and also I am a little bit good at speaking Japanese. Coming to Steps make me less afraid to make new friends and to be friends with teachers. I like that I’m less scared when trying the new things. In the future, I’d like to work in Japan. I want to work in a supermarket in Tokyo.


Message from Pop
ผมชื่อ นายพิชญตม์ สูตรเชี่ยวชาญ
ผมเกิดเมื่อวันที่ 5 ธันวาคม พศ. 2540
ผมมาจากนนทบุรี ผมเรียนจบ กศน. ปากเกร็ด
ผมมองเห็นไม่ค่อยชัด เพราะผมเป็นโรค
Hydrocephalus ชึ่งเป็นโรคที่มีน้ำในสมองนั่นเอง
ผมมาเรียนที่ Steps เพราะเพื่อนของแม่แนะนำให้มา
และผมก็ชอบมาเรียนที่นี่มากๆ ครับ
ได้คันหาประสบการณ์ ในอนาคตผมอยากทำงาน


Message from Rajat

Hello, I’m Rajat. When I first started here, I was worried all the time, and my body started to find it difficult to breathe. Now it is ok. When I have a lot of work to do, I can concentrate and usually feel good. I learned many things like working in an office, being a cashier, and serving food. I think about work and I’m less worried about other things.
My goal is to be confident, take care of myself like working and cooking a meal.


Message from Sayan

I’m Sayan and I’m always overjoyed. I love music, I play drums and piano. I want to learn to be a music teacher. What I like about coming to Steps is seeing my friends and customers. I have lots of fun everyday. At Steps, I learn about using a computer, using Google Meet, using money, taking care of myself like cooking and washing up. I also learn about how to take care of customers and how to take orders. I had work experience at one of the coffee shop branches in St. Andrews International School. I really enjoy helping and serving brownies to small kids, they make me happy.


Message from Shimpei
My name is Shimpei.

I’m from Japan.

I like to study math, English, and cooking. I like to play game too. I like coming to Steps because I feel happy and I like my friends here.

In the future, I want to help people and do other welfare jobs.


Message from Tara
My name is Tara and I am half Thai and half Irish. I am 15 years old.

I like to play on my phone. I like English and Maths. I want to be a Mailwoman and I like Percy from Thomas the tank engine.

At Steps I like Art and Life Skills I like to see my new friends.

Tin Tin

Message from Tin Tin
My name is Tin Tin.

I am 15 year old. I was born in Thailand, live in ยงรวยนเวศ in Chaeng Wathena.

In my free time I like to make my game on my iPad. And spend time with my friends. In my future I wish I can make my own game, and popular like Minecraft and others.

I like Steps because I can find my job in the future.


Message from Maddie

My name is Maddie. I’m half Thai and half Swedish. I live in Bangkok, Thailand.
I come to Steps because I want to work. Here I learn to try new things, new skills that I’ve never tried before. I do feel a bit uncomfortable sometimes when there are too many people but I can already handle the hard work. Now I still feel like I have a lot to go through to be better at things, but I am trying.
My main goal still remains; to be able to work in Phitsanulok (my favourite city). I like to work somewhere peaceful and quiet to concentrate.To work, make money, and help the needy. So maybe work in a cafe but I don’t think I’m skilled enough to be a doctor!
My short term goal is to increase self-advocacy and be prepared for any situation, especially unpredictable situations.


Message from New

Hi, my name is New, I’m from Thailand.
I love Japanese animation and I want to open my own anime shop and earn a lot of money.
I like to be at Steps because I love to meet new friends and job coaches.
Here I learn about communication, talking makes me feel good and happy. I have improved my communication skills in both English and Thai.
I want to be better at counting, using money and how to cook different kind of food
I would like to work in a place where they accept who I am..


Message from First

สวัสดีครับ ผมชื่อเฟิร์สครับ ผมชอบมาสเต๊ปส์ ผมชอบเพื่อนๆที่สเตปส์ ชอบเล่นดนตรี ชอบสวัสดีจ๊อบโค้ชในทุกเช้า
ที่สเตปส์ผมได้ออกกำลังกาย ได้เล่นดนตรี ร้องเพลง และทำงานในออฟฟิศ เช่น สร้างไฟล์ใหม่ กรอกข้อมูล สร้างโฟลเดอร์ใหม่ สร้างสไลด์แนะนำเพลงโปรด ผมทำงานในออฟฟิศได้ดี เช่น สร้างตาราง เย็บกระดาษ ช็อปปี้


Message from Tatum

สวัสดีครับ ผมชื่อตาตั้ม
มาสเตปส์ผมชอบเล่นเกมกับเพื่อนๆ เช่น เกมตอบคําถาม ฟุตบอล ได้เรียนป้ายสัญลักษณ์ความปลอดภัย และการฝึกงานในออฟฟิศ ผมได้ทักษะใหม่ๆ เช่น สร้างตาราง สร้างไฟล์ google drive กรอกข้อมูลในตาราง สร้างสไลด์เพลงโปรด สร้างอาหารโปรด สร้างสไลด์แนะนําตัวเอง ออกกําลังกาย
ก่อนหน้านี้เคยไปโรงเรียน มีเพื่อนมาแกล้ง ครูดุนิดหน่อย ชอบที่สเตปส์ สนุกกว่า ได้เรียนอะไรเยอะกว่าที่โรงเรียน เพื่อนๆนิสัยดี ชอบคุยกับเพื่อนๆ ชอบคุยกับจ็อบโค้ช ไม่ดุ ทุกคนใจเย็น
รู้สึกสบายใจ ผมได้เป็นผู้ฝึกยอดเยี่ยมประจำสัปดาห์ สองครั้งแล้ว

ถ้าเรียนจบแล้ว อยากทำงานออฟฟิศ ทำงานในบริษัท ใส่ยูนิฟอร์ม
อยากทำงาน เพราะมีกำลังใจ และได้รับเงินเดือน


Message from Blessing

Hi, I’m Blessing. I like to work in an office. I’m good at quality checking and finding errors. At Steps I have learned to make smoothies, cooking, making coffee and working with documents. I also like team building because I learned team building skills like group games and working in a team. I like job coaches and friends.
I want to talk more to friends, play team building games with friends. I want to work in an Office and Steps. My life goal is working in a Business Service Center, I want to work with paper. I like to work in the office.


Message from Earth

สวัสดีครับ ผมชื่อเอิ๊ต
ที่สเตปส์ ผมเรียนเรื่องการทำงานเป็นกลุ่ม การตรงต่อเวลา การแก้ปัญหา
ผมอยากพัฒนาตัวเองให้ดีขึ้น เช่น มีสมาธิในสิ่งที่กำลังทำ ขอความช่วยเหลือ สื่อสารอย่างเหมาะสม และการใช้จ่าย
ผมชอบทำงานในร้านกาแฟ เพราะมีลูกค้าเยอะ
ในอนาคต ผมอยากทำงานแล้วมีความสุข


Message from Aey

สวัสดีค่ะ ฉันชื่อเอ๋ย ที่เสตปส์ฉันได้ทำขนม ร่อนเเป้ง ทำสมูทตี้ เเละฉันได้ฝึกการใช้เงินจ่ายค่าข้าว ใช้คอมพิวเตอร์เเละอีเมลล์ ฉันชอบเสตปส์เพราะได้ขายขนม ที่นี่ฉันเจอเพื่อนเเละโค้ชที่ใจดี ในอนาคตฉันอยากดูเเลพนักงานขายรถ เเละเสิร์ฟน้ำให้ลูกค้า เเละฉันอยากลองทำขนมทอฟฟี่เค้กเเละเป็นบาริสต้าทำกาเเฟ


Message from Kenny

Hi I’m Kenny, I’m Steps’ graduate. Now I’m working in Steps Business Service.
At first, I didn’t know how to work on documents but now I can do many different tasks such as sorting documents into different categories such as company name, type of document and preparing documents to be ready like staple small paper on top of big paper. Sometimes it is a lot of work, I support others with counting the documents, scan and prepare the files to be delivered back to clients.
Now I have more work to do, but I can do it fast because my friends help out a lot. I also learn to solve problems, work collaboratively, not working alone.
In the future, I hope I can work for a larger company so I will have new challenging experiences.


Message from Boss

I started here on November 17, 2020, in an Admin position. My work is organizing documents for Shopee company, and I feel it is easier after learning for some time. I still need to adjust myself to work with friends from many countries. I want to be able to speak English to foreign trainees. 

Job coaches help support and give me suggestions about office work. They are kind and make me feel like a family.

I also have an opportunity to help support trainees during their lunch time and also monitor them being dropped off and picked up after work. I used many skills, for example, how to work with other neurodivergent people. 

What I have done well is office work such as counting envelopes in a group of 10, and sorting documents, and contacting and being responsible for sending out Shopee documents back, and teaching trainee’s office work and supporting trainees. 

In the future, I want to be a teacher because I like to learn new things and to socialize with others. I want students to learn knowledge and skills in daily life.


Message from Ter

Hi, I’m Ter. I’m interested in history, politics and humanity. After I graduated from university, I joined Steps. I never worked for a real job and I’m not sure if I can work. Employers and colleagues might see that I am inferior but luckily everyone here accepts each other. 

When I started working here, I still felt like being a trainee. It took me some time to adapt myself to be a full-time employee. Working at the Business Service Centre is my first experience to see the working life. I see myself not ready to work at a normal private company because I still cannot adapt 100%. But I learned about a job that I might not like but it is necessary to do and some job might be what I like but also might not be a job that I feel connected to. 

After a while, I can now improve myself and organize work better. I’m more responsible, have more intention. The job I work is very important because the client is a big company in Thailand. I try to work without any mistakes or the client would be greatly affected.

I hope to continue to work here or move to another company that suits me.

Are you interested in joining our team?

In most cases, we are able to accept enrollment all year round as each trainee follows an individual plan.