Archive

Engineers Ready, But Nowhere To Go

Two Cambodian boys fish on an empty drainage pipe at the natural irrigation canal in Kompong Speu province.
Two Cambodian boys fish on an empty drainage pipe at the natural irrigation canal in Kompong Speu province.
Say MonyVOA Khmer

A growing group of young engineers say they are ready for the government to make use of their skills but are facing limited job prospects.

“The use of the skills acquired by graduate engineers in the labor market is still limited,” said Chann Rithy, vice president of Techno Charity, a group of engineers, as a guest Monday on “Hello VOA.”

Techno Charity has around 50 members who are graduates of the Institute of Technology of Cambodia. They volunteer to build wells and provide study materials to children in rural areas.

“The government has to consider that engineers need to employ the skills they’ve learned at school,” Chann Rithy said. “So they need the right workplaces to use them properly.”

 

Cambodia currently has about 20,000 engineers, he said, trained in areas like agricultural hydrology, irrigation, electronics and information technology. However, many of them are unable to apply their studies to work after graduation because there is nowhere for them to go.

“If the government has a policy to create more jobs by encouraging more investment and entrepreneurship, then more engineers must be needed to exploit their skills,” he said.

The heyday for Cambodian engineers was in the 1960s, when engineers helped in the production of export products like machinery, rubber and glass, he said.

Channy Rithy said Cambodia must now learn to produce more goods, especially for the local market.

“The government has to consider what to import and what not to,” he said, “so that we can increase our local production with the skill of engineers.”

This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one

40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

Click on the photo to go to special page.

Click on the photo to go to special page.

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Cambodian Circus Gives Hope to Starving Artistsi
X
20 May 2015
It has been 40 years since the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge, which implemented policies leading to the deaths of more than 1 million Cambodians. The country continues to heal. That’s what we’re going to talk about today … healing through the arts. Craig Dodge, the Director of Sales and Marketing of ‘Phare’, the Cambodian Circus, in Siem Reap, recently dropped by VOA’s TV Studios in Washington DC.

English with Mani & Mori

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)i
X
01 December 2014
You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
Video

Video All Thumbs (Movie: Minority Report)

You can say, "I was 'all thumbs' this morning when trying to tie this tie - I kept making mistakes and just couldn't figure a way to pull it together." What does it mean? Watch here.
Video

Video Carry Out (Movie: Jane Eyre)

You can say, "He has many strong qualities as a leader and under his leadership I think he will successfully 'carry out' the new mission and vision for this company." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
See more >>>