Phnom Penh: The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation has announced that it will provide assistance in the second phase of the Skills Development Program (SDP).
In Cambodia, from July 2020 to June 2024.

The program will be implemented by Swiss Consult and INBAS in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT) and the Ministry of Tourism (MoT).

This was confirmed by Ms. Nadia Ottiger, Deputy Director of Cooperation of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation at the launch of the second phase of the Skills Development Program (SDP) (2020-2024) on the 20th. July 2020

The overall goal of the Skills Development Program (SDP) is to increase decent employment and income opportunities for vulnerable youth and low-skilled staff.

She said the second phase of the skills development program will start on July 1, 2020, with a total budget of 8.3 million Swiss francs for a four-year implementation plan.






She stressed that the first phase of the Skills Development Program (SDP) has supported vulnerable youth to earn income and employment opportunities, as well as contributed to the promotion of well-coordinated technical and vocational education and training. Quality, relevance and environment throughout the country. The program started from 2016 to 2020 in three target provinces: Kratie, Stung Treng and Preah Vihear.

On that occasion, the Deputy Director of Cooperation of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation expects that through the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in Cambodia will be more effective support in the target provinces and youth. Vulnerable and low-skilled staff will increase employment opportunities and decent income through the provision of technical skills, soft skills and entrepreneurial skills.

It should be noted that approximately 5,000 vulnerable youth and low-skilled staff will directly benefit from quality vocational training and their connection to the workplace. Nearly 7,000 Vulnerable Youth will receive indirect training through provincial training institutions as skills development programs focus more on institutional and sustainability levels in close collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training and the Ministry of Tourism .

More than 900 beneficiaries as trainers, staff and managers of provincial vocational training centers, national employment and employment agencies and local training institutions will benefit from capacity building in their respective fields. By: The Litho