A cooperation between the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and the Liechtenstien Development Service on Digital Learning Materials for TVET 

Initial vocational education and training
Phnom Penh, 30 March 2023. The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) and the bilateral donor agency of Liechtenstein Development Service (LED) are joining forces to strengthen the digitalization of vocational education and training in Cambodia. For this purpose, the project “Digital Learning Materials for TVET (DLM4TVET)” will support the digitalization of TVET in various ways.

Digitalization is a vast area and multiple actors are active in it. Coordination is therefore key to make most of the available resources. The project will assist the Directorate General of TVET to oversee and coordinate the relevant ongoing and planned activities regarding digitalization in TVET.

Having good learning materials is an important part of any skill development system. At the same time, developing quality learning materials is a challenging task requiring adequate pedagogical and technical expertise and financial resources. Taking a learning-by-doing approach, the project will develop digital learning materials while further strengthening local expertise and involving the central authorities in each step of the process.

"This first project focuses on learning materials – an important puzzle piece in any training system.[...] For LED, I wish that the registration as development partner can be achieved soon. This would provide Liechtenstein the basis to further engage in bilateral development cooperation. The envisioned support of 1.2 – 1.6 Mio USD per year from LED would mean, that Liechtenstein’s support for Cambodia would amount to 30-40 USD per Liechtenstein citizen annually. I would be proud if this can be achieved soon."
 Mr. Pius Frick, Country Coordinator Cambodia, LED Liechtenstein Development Service
"Important relevant stakeholders that the project cooperates with are DGTVET, which has the Department of Standards and Curriculum responsible for this project implementation and 14 selected Technical Training Institutes (TTIs) leading in digitalisation of TVET. Representatives from the 14 TTIs will receive training of Master Trainers in e-pedagogy and methodology and can serve as technical assistants and Master Trainers. The Master Trainers will train teachers in their institutions in e-pedagogy and development of digital learning materials, and support them to use these materials in their training to TVET students."
H.E Dr. Hing Sideth, Delegate of Royal Government in Charge as Director General of the Directorate General of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (DGTVET).

In order to find a systemic solution for this demanding task, the project will support the Directorate General of TVET to explore options for institutionalizing the provision of expertise in e-pedagogy and learning material development. Learning from the hands-on work on educational materials will enable well-informed decisions.

The project is being implemented by Swisscontact, a profiled and well-known organization focusing on TVET and active in Cambodia for many years. For the two-year project LED has foreseen a total funding of 550,232 USD. The cooperation between the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and LED has been formalized in a Memorandum of Understanding, which has been signed on 30 March 2023.

Initial vocational education and training
Digital Learning Materials for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Digital Learning Materials for TVET (DLM4TVET) is a two-year project (2023-2024) funded by Liechtenstein Development Service (LED), implemented by Swisscontact in partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT), the National Technical Training Institute (NTTI), selected Technical Training Institutes, Development Partners, Non-Governmental Organisations and private sector entities. The project aims to support the digitalisation of TVET and thus the transition to a more effective and efficient TVET system, mainly by advancing digital learning and teaching in TVET in Cambodia.