Cambodia Introducing Responsive and Comprehensive TVET Policy

Cambodia has drawn up responsive and comprehensive Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) policy to promote youth employments, in particular the most vulnerable ones.

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training H.E. Ith Samheng touched on the policy when presiding over here late last week a signing ceremony of the United Nations joint programme on youth employment in Cambodia.

As emphasised by the minister, the policy running from 2017 to 2025 promotes TVET initiatives driven by regular researches as well as assessments, corresponding to emerging labour market demand, and covering also the vulnerable groups, including school dropouts, the unskilled and beyond.

He added that while promoting broader opportunities for skill practice and internship, the policy also seeks integration into school curriculums, peer education and capacitation of existing workers.

With the effort, the Royal Government of Cambodia does not only intend to promote employment and decent income among the youths, but also expects to bring qualification of Cambodian labours to the regional and international standards.

H.E. Ith Samheng thanked all concerned government institutions, non-governmental organisations and development counterparts for their contribution to the policy and its rollout.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press