Education and training

Vocational education

A prison by any other name . . .

Prisons across the country will soon be referred to only as “correctional centres” to change a public perception that they are places where people are simply locked up, the Ministry of Interior announced yesterday. Nuth Sa An, secretary of state at the ministry, said the change ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prison-any-other-name

Poor Education Could Cripple Business Growth

Low-quality education is jeopardizing business growth in Cambodia, and local graduates will not be employable in skilled jobs if the government does not quickly implement educational reforms, business executives warned Thursday at the Cambodian Market Intel 2013 seminar in Phnom Penh. During an hourlong panel discussion ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penh-listed-as-nsa-collection-point-48188/

US Ambassador Advises More Labor Skills as Asean Integrates

US Ambassador William Todd on Thursday urged the Cambodian government to strengthen the skills of its laborers, in order to meet the needs of an integrated Asean in 2015. The 10 Southeast Asian countries that comprise Asean are all moving toward an integrated economic block, which ...

Kong Sothanarith
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/us-ambassador-advises-more-labor-skills-as-asean-integrates/1785729.html

Cambodian maids raring to go

At 5am, without any alarm clock going off, a dozen Cambodian maids wake up with near-military precision. Over the next hour, the women sweep, wash and scrub spotless their two-storey training centre in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. They all want to be maids in Singapore, eager ...

The Star Online Staff
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2013/09/23/Cambodian-maids-raring-to-go.aspx

IBBM Launches Chartered Banker Qualifications In Cambodia

The Institute of Bankers Malaysia (IBBM) has launched the Chartered Banker qualification for the Cambodian banking industry to develop talents in the banking industry in that country. The launch of the Chartered Banker qualifications was officiated today by the National Bank of Cambodia Deputy General ...

Bernama News Staff
http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/bu/newsbusiness.php?id=978465

Ministry to Survey Gap Between University, Jobs

The Ministry of Education is preparing to distribute questionnaires nationwide to assess the gap between the job market and subjects being studied by university students. As Cambodia’s economy develops, employers have complained that there are too many graduates in subjects such as management and business, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-to-survey-gap-between-university-jobs-34764/

Loan agreement inked for Cambodia’s first garment training school

The Garment Manufacturer’s Association in Cambodia (GMAC) signed a $3.5 million loan agreement with French international development agency Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) yesterday to build Cambodia’s first garment sector training school. The school will train Cambodia’s unskilled garment workers and other Cambodians who wish to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012120460070/Business/loan-agreement-inked-for-cambodias-first-garment-training-school.html

Training needed for tourist industry

Representatives of Cambodia’s booming tourism industry yesterday called on the Asian Development Bank to provide funding for workforce training in the sector. During the meeting at the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce, tour operator Ho Vandy, who also co-chairs the Tourism Working Group in the Government-Private Sector Forum, said representatives ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092658915/Business/training-needed-for-tourist-industry.html

Skills key to gender goals

 A Millennium Development Goal Acceleration Framework action plan presented yesterday by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) seeks to address Panha’s and other women’s lagging economic opportunities in Cambodia. The plan will help Cambodia achieve targeted Millenium Development Goals by 2015. Though no date of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092058826/National-news/education-integral-to-gender-goals.html

Tourism Sector Faces Dearth of Skilled Labor

With the number of tourists visiting the country increasing rapidly, hotels are coming under strain due to lack of skilled chefs and waiters in the industry, according to hotel managers. In the first six months of 2012, international visitors reached 1.75 million, a 26.8 percent ...

Public, Private Sector Air Concerns on Growth

A lack of economic diversity, faith in the banking sector and slow growth in vocational training and education topped the list of concerns among economists and investors yesterday at a meeting organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government. According to data released ...

E-Revolution equals jobs

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in cooperation with a number of organisations launched a new e-waste management project yesterday in Cambodia in a bid to recycle the country’s burgeoning electronic waste and to provide job opportunities, as Hurleypalmerflatt opened an office in Cambodia to provide jobs for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081057919/Business/surge-in-technology-industries-equals-jobs.html

Cambodia, ILO Promotes Decent Work for All

PHNOM PENH: The International Labor Organization (ILO) and Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training launched a Decent Work for All Profile for Cambodia which assesses progress in the development of labor market conditions and protection for workers over the past decade on Monday 30th July. “Launching ...

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