Education and training

Vocational education

Government agrees to reopen TVET centres

The government announced that it is allowing the reopening of workshops, laboratories and competency assessment centres at technical and vocational education and training institutes in response to a request from the Labour Ministry on June 26. ...

Va Sonyka

Cambodia must recognise urgency of developing skilled workforce

The structural economic issues facing the Kingdom will need greater institutional collaboration, according to Vongsey Vissoth, Permanent Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, who sees a lack of economic diversification and competitiveness as key issues to overcome. ...

Gerald Flynn

ADB approves $60 million loan for skills training

Asian Development Bank yesterday approved a $60 million loan to Cambodia to boost labor skills and competitiveness and help the government’s efforts to transit the economy into a skills-driven one. Cambodia is ranked 110th out of 140 economies in the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report, based on ...

May Kunmakara

Kingdom in talent ranking rise

Cambodia moved up a notch this year as a place for attracting and growing talent, according to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2019 (GTCI) report released this week. It ranked the Kingdom 107 out of 125 countries. ...

Hor Kimsay

Labour Ministry to failing students: Don’t despair

Students who failed this year’s grade-9 and grade-12 examinations should not despair as the government has provided alternative options for those who want to continue their studies, a Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training official said. ...

Voun Dara

Failing students urged to take up skills training

Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron yesterday advised Grade 12 students who fail the national exam to study vocational skills instead of ending their education. Speaking at the launching of a pilot project “Basic Education Equivalency Program” in Phnom Penh, he said that students who ...

Or Sreypich

Garment factory literacy classes expanded

The Ministry of Education is to expand literacy classes for garment workers to more than 12 provinces where factories are located this year, with more classes planed for the whole nation by 2020. ...

Mom Kunthear

Japan to open elder care training centre

A new centre will launch in April 2018 to train Cambodian migrant workers to work with elderly people in Japan. On Tuesday, Minister of Labour Ith Samheng said the Japanese company Procast Asia would establish the centre. ...

Sen David

Higher skills for a busy aviation sector

In its first two months of regular operation Cambodia’s first civil aviation training centre has provided certificates to dozens of aviation officials and airport staff, helping to raise the skill level of personnel in the Kingdom’s fast-expanding aviation sector. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Cha-Ching teaches financial literacy

Prudence Foundation, established by Prudential Life Insurance, launched its nationwide financial literacy program Cha-Ching yesterday. ...

Ayanna Runcie

Off-the-job training in hospitality

The courses are free of charge for at-risk youth between the ages of 17 and 23, who also receive a $25 monthly stipend. ...

Ayanna Runcie

Training in works for garment truck drivers

Reacting to a spate of garment worker transport truck accidents in the past 12 months, including one on Tuesday that took four lives, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) yesterday announced plans to provide truck drivers with road safety education, with the aim of having ...

Lay Samean and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

New maid training DIY

Cambodian recruitment agencies are drawing up more extensive training programs for maids being sent to Malaysia following a lifting of a ban on the practice in December. ...

Sen David and Charles Rollet

Huawei opens ICT training centre in Cambodia

China’s Huawei and Cambodia’s National Institute of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Communication Technology (NIPTICT) have opened a Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) in the country. Huawei has now extended its HAINA program to more than 130 universities worldwide. ...

Cellular News Staff

Charity assists thousands in Cambodia

An education program in Cambodia founded by a Taiwanese charity has benefited nearly 10,000 Cambodians over the past five years, which is comparable to a modern equivalent of the famed agricultural missions dispatched by the Taiwanese government to aid diplomatic allies in the 1960s. The ...

Chen Ping-hung

Ministry investigates maritime school over worker complaints

The Interior Ministry’s anti-human trafficking department on Monday questioned an administrator at a maritime school over complaints lodged in September by seven former students who claim they were forced to flee a pair of Chinese-owned cargo ships after working in slave-like conditions. ...

Ben Sokhean

Program builds mobile app skills for Cambodian coders

After graduating from Setec Institute in Phnom Penh in 2014 with a degree in information technology, Chhit Chanmony, 23, is confident in her ability to build a website using various scripts. ...

Janelle Retka

To court students, vocational programs get a makeover

One slickly produced television ad tells students “to join the community of minds that craves to learn,” as three teenagers assemble an electrical circuit board. “Better Skills! Better income!” a group of students shout in unison, fists raised. ...

James Reddick

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