The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training and the NGO Good Neighbors Cambodia have signed an agreement to implement projects to improve the professional skills of young Cambodians by improving the quality of their employment training and raising awareness among community.
The three-year agreement which was established by a Memorandum of Understanding will run from December 2021 to November 2024 and was signed by the Minister of Labor and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng and the national representative of Good Neighbors Cambodia Jang Dongwon on December 17 at the ministry.
Jang Dongwon said this is the first time his organization has worked with the ministry and the agreement paves the way for them to coordinate with well-known companies that have an interest in Cambodia and create high demand for skilled human resources. .
“This program aims to improve the quality of vocational training programs for young people, their access to vocational training and to increase the employment support system for them,” he said.
The educational activities to be carried out include courses on the repair of infrastructure, workshops and laboratories, the provision of training equipment in the target institutions, the development of technical and professional study programs and master’s programs, associate degrees and a bachelor’s degree in technologies such as air conditioning, electrical engineering and computer science as well as training teachers, organizing job fairs and providing employment opportunities with greater access to training vocational training for young people in the provinces of Phnom Penh, Battambang and Banteay Meanchey.
Sam Heng thanked Good Neighbor Cambodia for its active participation in supporting various sectors of Cambodian development.
“I am very happy that the organization has chosen the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training as a partner to implement this human resources training project. Human resources in this sector play an important role in contributing to the socio-economic development of Cambodia,” he said.
Good Neighbors Cambodia is just one branch of the organization, which operates in 37 countries around the world. The organization has been active in Cambodia since 2002, focusing on a number of key long-term development projects and programs.
Their programs include child protection, education, health, water and sanitation, environment, income generation and partnership building, advocacy and humanitarian programs, all carried out through six community development programs in Phnom Penh, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kratie, Mondulkiri and Ratanakkiri. provinces.