Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) remains committed to strengthening the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), including expanding cooperation with countries in the Southeast Asian region, including Cambodia.

UTeM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Massila Kamalrudin said the matter was highlighted during a meeting with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sun Chanthol recently in conjunction with the opening of the 21st Malay and Islamic World Event Convention in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

"The meeting strengthened bilateral cooperation between Malaysia and Cambodia’s new leadership and administration.

"The conference was also used to showcase UTeM as the first technical university in Malaysia and the pioneer of the country's TVET programme," she said in a statement today.

In addition, Massila said she handed over the UTeM prospectus to Sun Chanthol, stressing bilateral cooperation between the university and the Cambodian government.

Meanwhile, the UTeM delegation also held talks with representatives of the Cambodian Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, represented by the Department of Technical Vocational Education and Training (DGTVET) deputy director Chan Vichet and Training Department director Khun Leakhana.

"Among the topics discussed were the possibility of cooperation between UTeM and institutions in the country in the field of vocational training, as well as the identification of areas of vocational training that Cambodia needs.

"They also expressed interest in professional certification programmes, matching programmes in the TVET as well as training that can be provided by the UTeM Women's TVET academy," she said.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency