Training on photography and videography for the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training to support digital transformation

The Skills Development Programme (SDP), a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), supported the response of TVET institutions during school closures by providing two half-day training courses on photography and videography to TVET trainers to support them in effectively creating and delivering training online to maintain access to training for learners.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been greatly impacting every aspect of life in many counties, including Cambodia. The education system has been enormously affected by the disease; as schools and TVET training centers in the country have been mostly closed since March 2020. As a necessary response to this situation, the Directorate General of Technical Vocational Education and Training (DGTVET) of the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MoLVT) shifted the training to digital learning. However, the required speed of digital transformation left many TVET trainers overwhelmed, since blended learning was not part of the offer of most TVET providers in Cambodia. Online training requires teaching and learning materials, particularly videos to demonstrate theory and practice to simulate teaching in the classroom. Most trainers do not have the capacity to effectively produce learning videos to ensure a smooth knowledge transfer to the learners attending the training remotely.

SDP in collaboration with DGTVET recently offered an online training course on photography and videography for more than 130 teachers and trainers from 38 TVET institutions under MoLVT across the country. The online training covered every step of the video production process including planning, conceptualization, interviewing, shooting techniques, editing and distribution.

It is important for the providers of vocational training in Cambodia to adapt swiftly to the digital transformation, which is accelerated by the current pandemic. SDP therefore supports the TVET institutions in Cambodia to develop a skilled and qualified workforce to increase the country’s competitiveness and training providers’ responsiveness to current and future industry needs.