New Zealand Vocational Training School Shares a Great Experience and Cooperation with Cambodia
At the invitation of a New Zealand Vocational Training School in Willington, in the morning of July 03, 2019, His Excellency Thong Khon and delegations had been friendly and warmly welcomed by Mr. Ben Potter, Marketing Manager and Mrs. Marty Hiddleston, School Manager. Stated in the meeting, H.E. Minister Thong Khon noted with satisfaction and high appreciation over the school’s structures and management with the simplified and modernized manners, and there are varieties of fields, both travel industry and tourism industry such as Flight Attendant, Cruising, House Keeping, Tour Guide; act. 30 hours, 60 hours lasted – short courses, linking on the site practical implementation.
Moreover, this school needs no large location to construct, which all of these Cambodia is capable to response, both in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, coastal areas and ecotourism areas. On the sideline of listening a common development situation as well as the certain requests of human resource development, particularly on tourism skills in Cambodia, the side of New Zealand admired for Cambodia’s progress, including tourism sector that, currently, has been necessary in need for human resource on tourism professional, both travel industry and tourism. The New Zealand side supported to Cambodia’s requests in providing scholarships, sharing experience and considering investing tourism vocational training school in Cambodia. Please be noted that Cambodia, at present, is accounted sixty two thousands staffs who are directly serving in tourism sector. In 2020, we will have about 1 million staffs and 2025 is about 1.2 million staffs. According to assessment of National Committee for Tourism Professionals, 2018 we just have about 40% with ASEAN standard based – capacity. As the strategic plan of the Ministry of Tourism is in 2020 need to have at least 50% of those who are serving in tourism industry are to go through trainings and capacity assessment based on ASEAN tourism professional capacity standards, and 2025 need to reach the campaign of (One Staff, One Skill) – 100% of experts are to have ASEAN standard based, recognized – capacity.