ILO/China Partnership Programme supported the Winner of the Cambodia Skills Challenge Innovation Call

In collaboration with Ministry of Labour and Vocation Training, the UN in Cambodia called for innovative ideas and solutions to address challenges faced by TVET to adapt to online learning and skills training. The ILO/China Partnership Programme is proudly to be a cosponsor in this first Cambodia Skills Challenge Innovation.

The Call was an initiative of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and the United Nations in Cambodia, with the support of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS), People's Republic of China.

It encouraged eligible institutions to propose innovative solutions to address digital challenges faced by technical and vocational training institutes as well as help Cambodia build back in the post COVID-19 period. The Innovation Call has identified three promising and innovative projects that will contribute to providing young Cambodians, especially those most affected by COVID-19, with opportunities to acquire skills that lead to decent jobs as well as accredited certificates.

The three winning entries are:
  • 1st place winning entry: Blended learning for TVET in hospitality and tourism
École d'Hôtellerie et de Tourisme Paul Dubrule, a hospitality and tourism vocational school, was awarded US$50,000 to digitalize the ASEAN curriculum for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in hospitality and tourism; develop a Learning Management System (LMS) and a blended Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment package; and facilitate e-pedagogy training.

  • 2nd place winning entry: Post COVID-19 recovery plan for upskilling and reskilling tourism professionals through digital RPL platform
The National Committee for Tourism Professionals (NCTP) of the Ministry of Tourism received US$30,000 to develop a blended Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) platform.

  • 3rd place winning entry: TVET Digital Marketing Project
The Department of Labour Market Information (DLMI) of the Directorate General of Technical Vocational Education and Training (DGTVET) was awarded US$20,000 to develop digital marketing platforms and campaigns.

The ILO/China Partnership Programme on Strengthening Skills Development in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar through South-South and Triangular Cooperation aims to improve employability of workers and increase productivity of enterprises through better quality of employment services, skills development and institutional capacity building.

Find out more information about our project here.