Cambodia's students insufficiently educated for job market.

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Cambodia's students insufficiently educated for job market.

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:57 pm

Discouraging findings on the state of Cambodian education and training skills, as Cambodia falls 3 points on the latest Human Capital Report. To sum up, Cambodians are not being taught the technical skills that are needed in order to be competitive in today's job market.

Extract from http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/k ... ital-index
A report released yesterday by the World Economic Forum (WEF) underscores Cambodia’s poor performance at educating and training its citizens in order to develop a competitive workforce and put their skills to productive use.

The Kingdom ranked 100th out of 130 countries in terms of human capital development, well below most of its regional peers, according to the Human Capital Report 2016...

This year’s report – structured on 46 indicators that gauge education and job skill levels as well as economic participation – saw Cambodia’s ranking drop three notches to 100. The Kingdom scored far below most other ASEAN countries, with only Laos and Myanmar ranked lower, at 106th and 109th, respectively.

Cambodia’s low ranking reflects deficiencies in the country’s education system, with the poorest performance assigned to its 15-24 age bracket, which scored 109th overall.

While not a direct correlation, countries with the lowest proportion of GDP spent on education tend to score lower in the rankings. According to the World Bank, Cambodia spends about 2.6 per cent of GDP on education, the lowest among ASEAN countries excluding Myanmar.

For employers, the Kingdom’s low level of education and vocational training can make hiring a challenge. Local recruitment agencies and online job portals say that while many Cambodian job applicants have management skills, they often lack the technical skills that employers are seeking.
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Re: Cambodia's students insufficiently educated for job market.

Post by Luigi » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:29 pm

Well yeah but if you have semi-educated sheeple then they will want more money for their slave labor, maybe want to be paid a living wage. WTF would happen then? Prices would rise. More $ for everything. Sex, beer, food, clothing, shelter. Everything. Is that what they want? :popcorn:
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Post by bolueeleh » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:36 pm

yes, tell me about it

me: do you know how to use microsoft word?

candidate : yes, i am very good at it

2 weeks later

same employee : how do you cut and paste?
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Re: Cambodia's students insufficiently educated for job market.

Post by table42 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:41 pm

Did this really come as a surprise to anyone.
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Post by willyhilly » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:12 pm

No.
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Post by vladimir » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:06 am

table42 wrote:Did this really come as a surprise to anyone.
Yes, I'm surpsed they aren't at 130/130.
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Re: Cambodia's students insufficiently educated for job market.

Post by Luigi » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:05 pm

''Cambodian job applicants have management skills

So.. if you can not do then you manage those that can't?
I have my doubts of that being workable.
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Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:08 pm

News that everyone already knows... Great.
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Re: Cambodia's students insufficiently educated for job market.

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:28 pm

This year’s report – structured on 46 indicators that gauge education and job skill levels as well as economic participation – saw Cambodia’s ranking drop three notches to 100. The Kingdom scored far below most other ASEAN countries, with only Laos and Myanmar ranked lower, at 106th and 109th, respectively.

Cambodia’s low ranking reflects deficiencies in the country’s education system, with the poorest performance assigned to its 15-24 age bracket, which scored 109th overall.
My point was not that Cambodian education is sub-standard, but that it is actually getting worse. Does anyone know why this is ?
One reason is because government funding for education is the lowest in the region, but that's nothing new, or have there been cuts ?
Just wondering why the situation is getting worse, when it was already bad. Or is it because other countries are improving faster and Cambodia is getting left behind ?
bolueeleh wrote:yes, tell me about it

me: do you know how to use microsoft word?

candidate : yes, i am very good at it

2 weeks later

same employee : how do you cut and paste?
:D Double lol.
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Re: Cambodia's students insufficiently educated for job market.

Post by bolueeleh » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:45 pm

the salaries of teachers is in the process of being raised but that doesnt help the education standard at all, i heard when children start to learn to write khmer, they took 1 week to teach 1 character, they simply dont have enough content to fill up the syllabus
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