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Ford Cambodia brings vehicles and technical training

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A Ford expert explains to Hong Choeun, secretary of state of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, the processes of the Ford Technical Training Centre at the Industrial Technical Institute in Phnom Penh. KT/Siv Channa

Ford Cambodia, the biggest division operated by RMA Cambodia, yesterday delivered four Ford vehicles and launched the Programme of Ford Technology Training to the Industrial Technical Institute (ITI) of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.

Ngorn Saing, chief executive officer of RMA (Cambodia) Plc, said that RMA Cambodia has spent about $500,000 year on year on the investment of technical and vocational training and skills in staff and students at various universities in Cambodia to assist them with the opportunity to study and practice directly with RMAC’s experts in its subsidiary companies, especially Ford Cambodia.

He said that through the investment in human resources, RMA established the RMA Technical Training Centre at the ITI. Saing added that in RMA Technical Training Centre, the company supports the renovation of the centre, equip the facilities in the centre, and handover four ford vehicles to display the car parts for training, and establish the training programme on the vocational training for giving the opportunity to the students to study and practise with their skill and RMA’s trainer through the partnership with the and the ITI.

“I believe that the handover of four Ford vehicles and facilities will help the RMA Technical Training Centre to become an active centre contributing to developing human resources in Cambodia and responding to market demand on automotive technical demands in the Kingdom,” he said.

Chin Dara, director of the ITI, said that RMA Cambodia and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training last year signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the RMA Technical Training Centre at the ITI.  In 2019, RMA supported the renovation of the warehouse
at the ITI, equipped it with technical facilities and provided Ford vehicles and John Deere tractors.

He said this year, the company will hand over 10 Ford Ranger pick-up trucks worth $206,273 to four technical institutes across the country. Four vehicles go to ITI’s RMA technical training centre, two vehicles to the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia, two vehicles to National Polytechnic Institute of Angkor and two vehicles to Regional Polytechnic Institute Techo Sen Battambang.

“We appreciate the RMA Group, which has long-supported automotive technical training at the ITI, and we hope that RMA Group will continue their strong and comprehensive partnership in
the technological sector of Ford vehicles and other sectors within the ITI. We commit to use this centre with efficiency and make use of its potential in automotive skill in the present and in the future,” Dara said.

United States Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy, said that each month this year, the US embassy has highlighted a different theme of cooperation and collaboration between the US and Cambodia. “With this event, finishing the month of August during which we have highlighted humanitarian assistance and as we kick off a new month, we will focus on trade and investment. It is quite appropriate to have the event today, which captured both themes,” he added.

“In particular, we are spotlighting economic and commercial ties between our two countries. We are at the US embassy quite proud of the United States’ roles to promote Cambodia’s economic development and to support a dynamic private sector in trade and investment,” he added.

Hong Choeun, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, appreciated receiving the four Ford vehicles and the programme of Ford technology training at the ITI to serve the training in the automotive mechanic sector.

The ministry said it also appreciated RMA Cambodia for providing strong collaboration on the training and development of human resources in Cambodia, which is the main factor to develop the economy and the country.

“I would like to pay my appreciation to all stakeholders for their huge effort to provide an efficient and quality of education to align with market demand and the technical side to serve the industrial sector and to contribute towards developing the skills of youths to improve their living standards,” he said.

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