Cambodia to equip youth with skills for jobs of the future
Minister Hang Chuon Naron was speaking at the first ASEAN Youth Dialogue, where he spoke on the topic of “Youth in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Opportunities and Challenges in the Post-Pandemic Recovery”, which was held in Siem Reap city.
A survey conducted by the World Economic Forum revealed that jobs in the future will need people with both hard and soft skills, especially 21st-century skills including the use of digital tools.
Naron added, therefore, education needed to be reformed to address the current skills mismatch and to prepare young people for this work.
“I believe that this youth dialogue will provide an important platform for young people to exchange ideas about new technology and discuss important regional and global issues,” he said.
The minister said that with the rapidly changing technological landscape, many skills will disappear very quickly, but new skills will emerge just as fast, so how can Cambodia educate young people today to be prepared for the workplace of the future.
“We are meeting here on a very appropriate occasion to discuss overarching subjects of immediate importance to all of us. The fourth industrial revolution continues to shape the global economy,” he said, according to Khmer Times.