Cambodia Welcomes Regional Skill Promotion for More Competitive ASEAN

Cambodia has welcomed initiatives to promote regional technical skill training and experience sharing toward stronger ASEAN.

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training H.E. Ith Samheng expressed Cambodia's stand when receiving Philippines' Director General of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) H.E. Guiling A. Mamondiong recently at the ministry office here in Phnom Penh.

H.E. Guiling A. Mamondiong proposed the establishment of ASEAN Skills Development Council (ASDC) and ASEAN Skills Development Fund in Cambodia.

The two institutions, as stressed by the director general, envision capacity gap bridging of ASEAN labour force and formulation of a regional pool of qualified workers that will further boost the region's competitiveness globally.

H.E. Ith Samheng supported the move that responds very well to the commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

Cambodia's Cabinet of Ministers, added the minister, approved lately the National Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Policy 2017-2025 for human resource development to meet evolving international market demand.

He was positive that the parallel efforts will contribute significantly to comprehensive realisation of the ASEAN's motto � one vision, one destiny, one community.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press