Technical and vocational training skills are short-term skills, including: electrical, electronics, air conditioning, mechanics, automobiles, construction, and metal engineering.
Gaining technical knowledge and skills with the real ability to become technically skilled workers and respond to the needs of the labor market in reducing poverty, improving people’s livelihoods and developing the national economy while the labor market in Cambodia is demanding.
Why is it the importance of studying technical skills?
The benefits of studying technical skills include:
- Short-term use provides many benefits and high salary.
- Job opportunities in technology skills are in high demand as human resources in Cambodia, especially technically skilled workers, remain limited, making it easier to find jobs.
- Provide opportunities for dropouts, migrant workers and the poor to study technical and vocational skills to change and transform them with real skills in the workplace and business to contribute to poverty reduction and livelihood improvement.
What is the level of technical and vocational education and training system in Cambodia?
According to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports’ Fourth Sustainable Development Goals, the official technical and vocational education and training system in Cambodia has four levels:
- Certificate level: Short courses from three weeks to almost a year to be able to obtain a certificate.
- Diploma Level: Post-ninth grade training in which trainees receive a diploma after one to three years of study.
- Advanced Diploma Level: Study for two years after completing 12th grade to obtain a Advanced Diploma Certificate from a Polytechnic or Technical Institute.
Postgraduate level after 12th grade plus four years where students earn a diploma plus two years of training.
What are the technical skills required in the market?
According to the survey of employers on the lack of skills in the Cambodian labor market, the demand for industrial and production engineers, telecommunications engineers, radiologists and X-ray translators, translators and interpreters, IT support services. Chemical engineers, steam engine controllers, glassmakers, plumbers, and automotive installers are all in need of human resources.
How can I find information on vocational training institutions?
You can find information about training courses and vocational training institutions through some of the following methods:
Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training
Address: Building 3, Russian Federation Blvd., Sangkat Teuk Laak, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh.
Telephone number: 023 88 43 75
National Employment Agency of Cambodia
Address: Building No. 3, Russian Federation Blvd., Sangkat Teuk Laak I, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh