Phnom Penh, Cambodia (14th June 2022) – Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology has successfully organized the conference on “Digital Skill Development in Cambodia” that is supported by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). The conference is presided by H.E Chea Vandeth, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, and H.E Kim Sethany, Secretary of State of MoEYS at Innovation Center on 14th June 2022, attending with many honorable guests from the government leaders, higher education institutes, tech companies, and development partner organizations gathering around 160 attendees.
Conference on Digital Skill Development in Cambodia gathers universities, companies, policymakers, and development partners to work together to propose concrete actions to improve the curriculum and the quality of digital skill training programs in higher education institutions in Cambodia.
During his keynote speech, H.E Chea Vandeth, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications stated that “ In order to support the implementation of the Digital Economy and Social Policy Framework of Cambodia 2021-2035 and the Digital Government Policy of Cambodia 2022-2035, we have worked hard to launch promotional campaigns, producing supporting program to fuel the digital technology, especially we successfully established the Cambodia Academy of Digital of Technology with the mission as a promoter driving digital innovation in Cambodia. The conference on “ Digital Skill Development in Cambodia “ brings together educational institutions to work in collaboration to produce concrete digital skill curricula for all levels, from the public, students, civil servants, and leaders to equip them with essential skills and become experts in the field of technology. This mark a significant contribution to the development and training of digital human resources in Cambodia.”
The conference will bring a variety of topics related to the current status and the challenges of higher education institutions offering training programs in digital skills, thus the programs will consist of
- “The Demand for Digital Skills in Digital Economy”,
- “The Supply Sides of Digital Skills”,
- “The Supply Sides of Digital Skills” (Cont.),
- “Digital policy framework of The Royal Government of Cambodia”, and
- “Initiatives of the government and development partners”.
H.E Kim Sethany, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, shared in her opening remark by stating “Given the current situation, the challenges and opportunities of building digital human capital, we also aim to strengthen the quality of training and the development of qualified digital curricula from higher education institutions. In order to participate in finding solutions, we have co-created this conference to be a forum where we can bring these pressing issues to discuss and find practical action plans to work together to solve the challenges that we are facing. As the digital economy grows, the mobilization of digital human resources to meet current and future market needs is also a factor that all stakeholders should contribute to.”
The conference on digital skill development is an initiative of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) aimed at understanding the current status and the challenges of higher education institutions offering training programs in digital skills.