Cambodia Garment Training Institute (CGTI) and the National Employment Agency (NEA) have inked an agreement to help build a better work-force in Cambodia, particularly in garment industry.
The MoU was signed at the Ministry of Labour by Andrew Tey, Director, CGTI and Hong Cheoun, Director, NEA. Under the MoU, vocational training will be provided to the high school students. Both the associations will collaboratively organise events in schools to promote CGTI’s training courses and will also help students by informing about the different career opportunities.
“This is a win-win partnership. NEA will help us promote and spread awareness of our vocational training courses. In exchange, NEA staff will be able to take our courses,” says Andrew Tey.
He further believes that garment industry in the country needs at least five more years before it fully adopts advanced technology in production. CGTI courses shall enable garment workers to adapt to higher levels of technology.
Ith Samheng, Labour Minister and Van Sou Leng, President, GMAC were also present at the ceremony. According to Ith, the agreement represents a great cooperation between the government and the private sector to improve skills of the country’s labour force.
CGTI, an initiative of the Garment Manufacturers of Cambodia (GMAC), aspires to narrow down the gap between training needs and existing job matches in Cambodia.
NEA effectively provides fundamental employment service such as offering matching jobs to seekers so as to promote the efficacy of labour market in Cambodia.