Investing in People, Powering Tourism: Phnom Penh’s New Vocational School Nearly Completion

's highly anticipated Tourism Vocational School is nearly complete, marking a significant step forward in investing in Cambodia's tourism industry.

A recent inspection by the school's director, , revealed that construction is 95% finished. Classrooms, practice kitchens and restaurants, workshops, and other essential facilities are all nearing completion, with only equipment and furniture remaining. The entire project, including the surrounding garden, is at 94% completion.

This investment in human resources is poised to make a real difference. The school aims to train 200 students in its first year, providing them with the specialized skills needed to thrive in Cambodia's growing tourism sector.

The Ministry of Tourism launched the National School of Tourism Vocational Training initiative in November 2022, with schools planned for Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. This commitment to education reflects the recognition that a skilled workforce is essential for sustained tourism growth.

The Phnom Penh school will offer four major programs: hotel services and tourism accommodation, food and beverage services, travel services, and tourism services. This comprehensive curriculum ensures graduates are prepared for a variety of exciting careers in the dynamic world of tourism.

The near completion of the Phnom Penh school signifies a major step forward in Cambodia's plan to invest in its tourism workforce. With this new generation of skilled professionals, the country's tourism industry is poised to reach even greater heights.

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