Cambodian Youth to Have at Least One Technical Vocational Skill

A Cambodian youth has at least one technical vocational skill � is the target of the Royal Government of Cambodia for 2019-2023 while the country, like the world, is undergoing rapid evolution of technology.

The commitment was highlighted by Labour and Vocational Training Secretary of State H.E. Pich Sophoan when presiding over the opening of the second National Day of Technical Vocational Education and Training (National TVET Day) recently at the Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre here in Phnom Penh.

The objective, he added, is set clearly in the strategy of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training to modernise the sector so as to catch up with the regional and global trend.

World technology and economy as well as job market is changing swiftly, so our labour must be ready for it, he continued, stressing that the development may outdate some careers, yet it also brings about new opportunities.

The celebration of the two-day National TVET Day, from June 15 to 16, was part of the government's endeavour to inspire Cambodian youth to pick up technical vocational skill responsive to the emerging market.

Success will belong to those with self-initiative, hard work and high attention to new development, he went on.

In his opening address of the National TVET Day, H.E. H.E. Pich Sophoan also took the opportunity to encourage the private sector and national and international organisations to join hands with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training to promote the technical vocational education in Cambodia.

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has issued a statement earlier to cheer the National TVET Day, highlighting that the government is investing a lot on the development of technical vocational education and training, and in the last five years, about 400,000 people took part in vocational training programmes across the country.

About 60 percent of Cambodian population are under the age of 30, and it is estimated that some 250,000 youth enter the job market every year.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press