Cambodia Needs About 30,000 Skilled Labours Annually

Cambodia is badly needing workers with technical vocational skills, and an annual labour demand for the sector can be as high as 30,000 in 2018 and 2019.

As shared by the ministry's senior official, this is a highlight of Minister of Labour and Vocational Training H.E. Ith Samheng when receiving newly appointed Country Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Cambodia Resident Mission Ms. Sunniya Durrani-Jamal yesterday.

Cambodia, added the labour minister, needs to train the country's labourers to meet the rising demand of the skill set, as both the quality and quantity of the resource remains limited.

H.E. Ith Samheng also stressed on the challenge with the lack of capacity building materials and trainers.

Ms. Sunniya Durrani-Jamal supported the minister's insight, adding that it is well aligned with ADB strategy that focuses on human resource development to respond to emerging industrial development.

The bank, she continued, is implementing another five-year project 2019-2024 to capacitate Cambodian high-school graduates with technical vocation, particularly the digital skills.

The ADB country director also spoke highly of Cambodia's rapid progress especially in building human resource as well as in developing policies on technical and vocational education and training.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press