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TVET boosts employability, 200,000 benefit: Hun Sen

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Labour Minister Ith Samheng meets with the TVET multidisciplinary technical team to address the impact of COVID-19 on June 11. Ministry of Labour

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced in a statement on Saturday that 200,000 citizens have had their skills and employability boosted after receiving training through the technical vocational education and training policy since 2017.

The statement came in wake of the 3rd National TVET Day celebrations today.

National TVET Day was established by the government to promote vocational and technical education and inform youths, parents, workers and employers in both the private and public sectors on the importance of developing a skilled labour force to meet the needs of the labour market both in-country and abroad.

This year’s National TVET Day is themed “TVET makes life better”.

Due to COVID-19, the government has moved the celebrations online through the production of various TVET Day related digital content to raise public awareness about the significance of TVET.

Mr Hun Sen urged the public, especially young people, to engage in vocational training in order to broaden their opportunities, especially regarding employment.

During a meeting with relevant TVET officials and partners last week, Minister of Labour Ith Samheng, said strengthening TVET is important to help the Kingdom diversify amid the impact of COVID-19.

“We will also expand TVET online training in light of the current pandemic,” he said.

Chan Srey Na, a university student in Phnom Penh, said that she will join TVET today.

“I will join online and take a look at the technical skills which are needed in the labour market today,” she said.

“Every year I join in with TVET day to understand the current demands of the labour market and hear from the experts. It always informs me of ways to improve myself.”

“TVET day is very important for youths to understand skill development, especially technical skills,” she added.

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