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Outline of the Project

Project Title:

Project for Improving TVET Quality to Meet the Needs of Industries

Project Site:

1) National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia: NPIC
2) Preah Kossomak Polytechnic Institute: PPI
3) National Technical Training Institute: NTTI
4) Other TVET Institutes nationwide where conduct a higher diploma level electricity training course

Implementing Organization:

Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training

Date of R/D signed:

June 24th, 2015

Term of Cooperation:

September 28th 2015 to March 27th 2020 for 4.5 years

Project Background:

Cambodia has achieved rapid economic growth in the last ten years, and the growth rate of GDP reached 7.3% in 2012 and is expected to be maintained at the level of approximately 7% in 2013. The factors which contributed to the economic growth include an increase in the export and foreign direct investment (FDI). Most of FDI in Cambodia, however, has been made in labor-intensive industries such as garment manufacturing and simple assembly. In order for the country to maintain economic growth, especially with ASEAN integration approaching in 2015, it is urgently needed to diversify industries by developing import substitution industries and supporting industries and to foster high value-added industries which are internationally competitive.

There are, however, not enough human resources who can respond to the changing needs of industries in Cambodia. For example, there is a lack of technicians at the line manager level who can manage the production lines. Many of foreign companies operating in Cambodia have been bringing in their employees from their existing production bases in other Asian countries, and the demand for Cambodian technicians with practical skills who can replace such foreign personnel is increasing, in addition to the engineer level personnel with higher education.

Public technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions in Cambodia are facing challenges such as the improvement of the content of TVET and partnership between TVET institutions and industries. In order to address these issues, GOC requested JICA for technical cooperation on the improvement of the quality of TVET provided at the training institutes under the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, especially in the fields of electricity to focus on higher diploma level training course to develop a standardized training package as a national TVET curriculum.


Overall Goal:

Quality of training for the higher diploma in electricity in the TVET institutions under MLVT (nation-wide) is strengthened.

Project Purpose:

Quality of training for the higher diploma in electricity in TVET institutions under MLVT (pilot institutions) is strengthened.


Output 1:
Develop standard Training Package for the higher diploma in electricity

Output 2:
Instructors of the pilot TVET institutions are able to provide training by using Standard Training Package

Output 3:
Introduce system to disseminate Standard Training Package to non-pilot TVET institutions

Output 4:
Strengthen system to maintain and manage training facilities and equipment at the pilot TVET institutions

Output 5:
Strengthen partnership between the pilot TVET institutions and industries


Output 1:

1-1 Establish a technical working plan for developing Standard Training Package

1-2 Review present curricula and syllabi

1-3 Conduct industrial needs survey to develop STP

1-4 Draft STP

1-5 Pilot STP training in the pilot TVET institutions

1-6 Finalize STP based on pilot results

1-7 Get approval for the finalized STP from MLVT

Output 2:

2-1 Assess capacity of instructors in the pilot TVET institutions

2-2 Develop a capacity development plan for the instructors

2-3 Implement capacity development of the instructors (Off-JT & OJT)

2-4 Assess improved capacity of the instructors

Output 3:

3-1 Identify technical contents based on the STP in the TOT curriculum

3-2 Develop TOT materials in line with the STP

3-3 Implement pilot TOT on technical contents

3-4 Finalize TOT curriculum and materials based on the pilot results

3-5 Conduct a dissemination seminar on the STP

Output 4:

4-1 Develop maintenance and management system for facility/equipment

4-2 Review conditions of equipment

4-3 Develop inventories and check list for equipment management

4-4 Develop maintenance and management plan

4-5 Identify needs for upgrading facilities and equipment based on the STP

4-6 Prepare facilities, procure and install equipment based on the identified needs

4-7 Maintain and manage facilities and equipment

Output 5:

5-1 Review present situation of employment/self-employment support activities

5-2 Establish a system to coordinate with relevant agencies for employment/self-employment support activities

5-3 Develop and regularly update database on industries, recruitment, employment of graduates etc.

5-4 Establish a system to implement employment/self-employment support activities

5-5 Implement employment/self-employment support activities

5-6 Establish a system for analyzing employment/self-employment situation and conducting regular tracer studies

5-7 Review present status of partnership with industries

5-8 Establish a system to implement activities for enhancing partnership with industries

5-9 Implement activities for enhancing partnership with industries

5-10 Develop a plan for effective promotion activities

5-11 Establish a system for implementing promotion activities

5-12 Implement promotion activities


Japanese Side

1) Experts

Long-term experts: Chief Advisor/Curriculum Development, Electricity, Project Coordinator/Partnership with industries

Short-term experts: Decided from the necessity upon mutual agreement

2) Trainings

Trainings in Japan and third country trainings (possibly in Malaysia or Vietnam)

3) Equipment

Necessary equipment utilized for diploma training course in electricity field

4) Project Implementation expenses

For conducting various in-country trainings, workshop/seminars, PR cost for TVET promotion, etc.

Cambodian side

1) Service of counterpart personnel and administrative personnel of MLVT, DGTVET, NPIC, PPI, NTTI

2) Equipment and facility

Suitable office space with necessary equipment for JICA experts with its maintenance costs

3) Local cost for implementing project activities

4) Other necessary support for providing data, information, and administrative service


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