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Touch Yin Vannith and Sothea Ines

LAST week, we brought sizzling arguments and the latest trends in adolescent fashion and sartorial choices.  In this issue, we focus on an all-consuming theme: what to study after graduating from high school, and how to apply that knowledge.

After students finish high school, only a few choose to study technical skills rather than pursuing university studies, even though technical jobs are in high demand.

This may due to perceptions that technical skills cannot earn big money, and the fact that few universities provide vocational majors (4 and 8).

On the other hand, some students who missed the opportunity to pursue higher education are pursuing technical skills, and are doing  very well.  Teens are learning salon skills, mechanical skills and so on, to develop a solid career path and establish a stable source of income (6 and 7).

On the topic of technical skills, we also interview a man who works with his talented hands designing and creating all sorts of cakes.

Despite his poor background, his talent and determination have propelled him to become a pastry chef  at some big restaurants (9).

Open this issue for even more stories.  LIFT is a great  resource for Cambodian young people interested in education and careers.

Contact us at lift@phnompenhpost.com; we appreciate any comments.  And enjoy Issue 83 with us. Thanks!

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