4th Steering Committee Meeting and Field Visits of the Skills Development Programme (SDP) Phase 2

Continuing Vocational Education and Training
19.12.2022
The 4th Steering Committee Meeting and field visits of the Skills Development Programme (SDP) Phase 2 were conducted from 12-16 December 2022 to Siem Reap and Kratie province. The Steering Committee Meeting was chaired by H.E. Dr Hing Sideth, Director General Directorate of TVET, Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, Mrs. Nadia Ottiger, Deputy Director of Cooperation, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and H.E Bou Chansery, Director General of Tourism Development and International Cooperation, Ministry of Tourism.

The Skills Development Programme (SDP) Phase 2 of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), implemented by Swisscontact, is completing its third year of implementation end of 2022.

The objectives of the 4th Steering Committee Meeting are (i) to gain insight into the project activity implementation in Kratie as one of SDP’s target provinces; (ii) to get an update on the results reached so far phase 2 and (iii) to discuss and provide strategic guidance on the operations planned for the coming year, outlined in the Yearly Plan of Operation (YPO) 2023.

The field visits were organised into two parts:

The field visit of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Siem Reap on 12-13th December 2022

  • The Regional Polytechnic Institute Techo Sen Siem Reap (RPITSSR)
  • The National Polytechnic Institute of Angkor (NPIA)
  • The Cambodia-Japan Friendship Technical Education Centre (CJFTEC)
  • Visit Enterprises / Companies
  • Meeting Graduates

The field visits of the 4th Steering Committee Meeting in Kratie on the 14-15th December 2022

  • Provincial Training Center in Kratie Province (PTC-KRT)
  • Provincial Department of Tourism (PDoT) Kratie
  • Visit Enterprises / Companies
  • Sakal Enterprise: Koh Trong Community and Soriyabori Resort
"The possibility of enhancing efforts to strengthen PTB and the promulgation of the TVET management system at the national level will foster the decentralization of services, ameliorate inclusion, efficiency, and functionality of the TVET system as well as offer a better opportunity for women and men in skills development. It contributes further to ensuring sustainability, which facilitates the establishment of an institutional structure and improved conditions and frameworks through vocational capacity building."
H.E. Dr Hing Sideth, Director-General Directorate of TVET, Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MoLVT)
"The committee plays a crucial role in supporting technical and vocational education and training at the provincial training centres and has possessed many accomplishments. All of these are what we are proud of and need to congratulate. We continue to support the centres to become an Institute."
H.E Bou Chansery, Director General of Tourism Development and International Cooperation, Ministry of Tourism.

SDP Phase 2 (2020-2024) aims to reach 12,550 beneficiaries throughout phase 2. Out of these 11,640 will be poor and disadvantaged youth and low-skilled workers benefitting from more effective and relevant delivery of TVET and 910 beneficiaries will be trainers, staff, and management of PTCs and other training providers, the National Employment Agency (NEA), and managers, owners, and supervisory staff of hospitality and other businesses. They will benefit from capacity building in their respective areas of work.

The Skills Development Programme (SDP) is a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The second phase of SDP from 2020 to 2024 is implemented by Swisscontact and INBAS in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT) and the Ministry of Tourism (MoT). The programme works closely with the government at the national and the provincial level and with partners such as the National Employment Agency (NEA), public and non-governmental training providers as well as private companies and small enterprises in the hospitality and other sectors. SDP 2 implemented in ten targeted provinces, Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Kratie, Mondulkiri, Rattanakiri, Pursat, Paillin, Battambong, Banteay Meanchey, and Oddar Meanchey.

Cambodia
Initial vocational education and training, Labour market insertion, Sustainable tourism
Skills Development Programme
The overall goal of the Skills Development Programme (SDP) is for disadvantaged young women and men and low-skilled workers in five rural provinces of Cambodia (Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Kratie, Mondulkiri and Rattanakiri) to gain access to decent employment and increased income.