Cambodia Investing Heavily in Tourism Skill Training

Cambodia is a leading country in ASEAN investing heavily in tourism skill training for youth, according to an assessment of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).

The note was highlighted in a recapitulative meeting of the National Committee for Tourism Professionals (NCTP) of the Ministry of Tourism, chaired by H.E. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism here in Phnom Penh on Aug. 14.

H.E. Thong Khon said the NCTP's achievements in training tourism skills to youth in accordance to the national and ASEAN mechanisms such as study curriculum development, teacher training, and tourism study mainstreaming at general high schools and technical education.

The minister encouraged the involved experts to manage the training well, especially for the skills of spa-massage, chef and MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention, Exhibition) with certificates acknowledged by ASEAN.

Since 2011, Cambodia has carried out capacity assessment of tourism professionals and provided needful training in line with the national and ASEAN qualification framework, said H.E. Try Chhiv, Chairman of NCTP Secretariat.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse