To tackle youth unemployment in the Kingdom, new short-course programs preparing youths for their future career path are set to start in early December.
Open to all university seniors and fresh graduates, the three-month training program ‘Enrich Youth Employment Program (EYEP)’ aims to increase youth employment by providing professional training to youth and help them get a job.
Heng Pheakdey, founder of Enrich Institute-a youth empowering organization- said that the program would be very beneficial to youths who need help in job hunting.
“The training will teach them about CV writing, interview preparation, and they will get to meet with Human Resource representatives who will share useful knowledge in applying for a job,” said Mr. Pheakdey.
“EYEP aims to equip graduates with the necessary job hunting skills and soft skills so that they can find their dream job and able to perform well in their job afterward,” added Mr. Pheakdey.
Sopheap Sevika, 22, is a fresh graduate from Royal University of Phnom Penh majoring in Khmer Literature. She feels that such training will be able to help youth who are facing difficulty in finding a job.
“If I have adequate time I will join,” she said. “Youth face challenges in how to find the right job because before choosing that major, they do not know what are the opportunities in the market.”
“I had learnt about CV writing and job preparation before because I used to join workshops related to that. I think the training like that will ease our students difficulty looking for a job ,” added Ms. Sevika.
This is the first career preparation program organized by Enrich Institute. During the three months, trainees will undergo different stages from assessing the skills needed for their career to sending them to various organizations where students will be working as full time staff or obtaining internships.