September 28th, 2011
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Labor costs in Cambodia are cheaper than China, Vietnam or Thailand. That has helped foreign companies like U.S. stuffed toy maker "First & Main" stay profitable, but the biggest challenge for many businesses is finding an educated workforce for more skilled jobs.

Can Cambodia’s education system keep pace with the ambitions of businesses and investors and continue to foster a growing middle class?

Filed under: Outlook Cambodia

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  1. Winter

    I think they can, but first give them a chance if they are eager to do it. Every country are all the same when they just move out of the war. Education plays a very important role, but it takes time.

    September 28, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  2. PeaceGUY:)

    Yes they can. Everyone that I know in Cambodia, especially the young people embraces western ideas and technology. They all want to have the same thing that Americans have. So this ambition will drive them to succeed. Yes it will take time and financial assistant for any post war country. But Cambodia will develope fast because of their ambitions and perserverances.

    September 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
  3. Ronnie Yimsut

    "Quality" education is the KEY to social, economic, and eventually political reform in a developing country, such as Cambodia.

    And vocational or trade skills are most critically needed in such micro-economic conditions found in Cambodia, especially in rural area where up to 80% live and work. Ronnie Yimsut, Founder and Chair–Bakong Technical College

    September 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm |

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