Japan to open elder care training centre

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The centre will provide job opportunities in Japan for Cambodians. KT/Mai Vireak

A new centre will launch in April 2018 to train Cambodian migrant workers to work with elderly people in Japan.

On Tuesday, Minister of Labour Ith Samheng said the Japanese company Procast Asia would establish the centre.

He said work on the centre in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district was nearly complete.

“It will provide good training and it will create more jobs for Cambodian workers who wish to work in Japan,” he said.

Yoshio Kondo, director of Procast Asia, said it was the first centre for elder care training in Cambodia.

Mr Kondo said Japan had an ageing population and that the government was preparing for the care of seniors by opening avenues for migrant workers to fill voids in the workforce.

“We will recruit Cambodian students to study in the centre for elder care skills and they will have a chance to work in Japan,” he said.

According to the company, the centre will initallly train 100 students.

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