Enhancing Cambodia-China Skills Development Cooperation Under the South-South Cooperation Skills Development Network

Jan 2, 2024 | News

Under the ILO-China Partnership Programme, a three-day South-South Cooperation Skills Development event was held in Guangzhou to enhance Cambodia-China skills development, strengthen ties, and contribute to shared goals.

GUANGZHOU, China (ILO News) – In close cooperation with ILO-China Partnership Programme, Guangzhou Industry and Trade Technician College (GZITTC) hosted a three-day South-South Cooperation Skills Development network exchange and cooperation event for Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia (NPIC) from 10 to 13 December 2023. Facilitated under this South-South Cooperation initiative, the event aimed to foster skills development exchanges, strengthen the bond between the two nations, and contribute to the shared development goals.
Participants visited the college’s achievements, World Skills Competition training bases, and Mobile robotics practical training venues. Industry-education integration centers where collaborative efforts between enterprises and educational institutions were also examined. The exchange included special lectures from experts in skills development, such as Ms. Zhang Lifang, Dean of the Guangzhou Vocational and Technical Education Research Institute, and Mr. Enn Vuthy, Deputy Director of the Standards and Curriculum Department of the Cambodian Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training. These lectures aimed to align talent training models with international standards. The college extended the exchange to industry visits, including Guangzhou High Genius Dynamics Co., Ltd., demonstrating its commitment to the “school-enterprise dual system” education model in AI and Mobile Robot.
GZITTC expressed its commitment to strengthen cooperation with the ILO and the Cambodian Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training and NPIC. The aim is to contribute industry and trade expertise to the Skills Development Network under the South-South Cooperation Framework and foster a China-Cambodia community with a shared future in the new era. The collaboration sets the stage for future initiatives and the deepening of bilateral ties in skills development.
Ms. Keovanlay Phanthavong, Acting Project Manager of ILO-China Partnership Programme reviewed the cooperation process and results between GZITTC and NPIC, pointing out suggestions put forward which will greatly help Cambodia improve the training of professional talents. “Thanks to Guangzhou Industry and Trade Technician College and the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia for fully active participating in the South-South Cooperation Skills Development Network activities. We are very much looking forward to other cooperation projects and competition exchanges between the two parties in the future.”

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