Cambodia is targeting at transforming more unskilled to skilled workers to meet on-going global trend in the job market.
The intention was underlined by H.E. Heng Suor, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, in a closing ceremony of national dialogue on Future of Work for Cambodia here in Phnom Penh early this week.
H.E. Heng Suor symbolised the shape of a pyramid with three layers as Cambodia's current main labour forces.
While the lower part, which is the biggest chunk, represents unskilled workers as well as those with little skill, the middle area of the pyramid are skilled labours, he explained.
During these five to ten years, the Royal Government of Cambodia, he said, is working hard to primarily transform the majority of Cambodian workers who have no or little skill into the ones fully equipped to process modern technologies into services and products.
He added that, in a longer run, the government has strategised a priority to transform the skilled workers (the middle part of the pyramid) into more researchers and scientists � now considered by the secretary of state as the upper part of the pyramid.
With the step being taken, it is positive that in the next two decades Cambodia will be able to have a new shape or classification of the Kingdom's main labour force, wherein there will be more skilled workers, researchers and scientists.
The national dialogue on the Future of Work for Cambodia serves as a forum for policy makers, employee and employer representatives, and development partners to meet and exchange views on the latest job market.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press